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CMS Conversion Tools
In an ideal world, users of course management systems could simply use them, and the content could be exported to a standards-based format and then easily imported into another system. (Actually, in an "ideal world" we would never have gotten into this CMS mess in the first place, but that is another story...)
Unfortunately, the support for interoperability formats is uneven at best and there is no such thing as a plug and play world for learning content across course management systems. While things like the IMS Content Packaging spec (and the newer IMS Common Cartridge spec) offer themselves as non-product-specific middle ground, they are unevenly supported, and we are often left finding and developing ad hoc methods to move from specific platform (even specific version of platform) to specific other platform.
This page is an attempt to collect known tools for getting content out of and into various CMS. PLEASE add to it if you have knowledge of others, or else you can add to it by tagging the resource in del.icio.us with "cms_migration" (cf.
Or email it to me (
) or suggest a feed to monitor here (or another page that aggregates this information better!) but for goodness sake, share the info!
Getting Content Out of....
to open a Blackboard™ course archive file and display an outline of the course. Preview and extract individual content items, or extract any or all content as an independent web site that mimics the original Blackboard™ course."
BB to Sakai Migration Tool
Blackboard to Moodle conversion tool -
Meta-mod OCW Publishing Module -
Moodle Book module will export IMS CPs -
WebCT CE6 / WebCT Vista
CE6 - "content modules" can be exported as IMS Content Packages that work in many other CMS.
Full courses can NOT be exported at one time in a compliant format.
D2L's content export tool works fairly well to produce IMS Content Packages ...
Converting Content Into...
WebCT CE4 -> Moodle conversion script -
WebCT Quiz Migration Module -
BB to Moodle migration docs -
WebCT to Moodle migration documents -
Sakai Vendor-specific Migration details -
Other Possibilites and Resources
Drupal as LOR -
S.O.U.R.C.E. (Sharing Objects Under Repository Control With Everyone) -
"The primary aim of the SOURCE project is to create a standard and commonly used repository “plug” which will enable a bulk migration tool to “plug-in” and automatically transfer content from one repository to another; this is reflected in the name of the project:
Resources Contribute by the Community through Deli.cio.us tag "CMS_Migration"
Other Links from Del.icio.us feeds (please email
with new suggestions for tags to include here)
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