If you need to create a large number of courses, you can upload a text (.csv) file to create courses in bulk.
FILE FORMAT REQUIRED
You can use the bulk upload template provided below and add your course information:
fullname = Course Full Name
shortname = Course Short Name
category = Category ID. You can find this in "Site admin" > "Course management" > "Manage categories."
Click on the relevant course and find it's Category ID in the browser:
BULK UPLOAD COURSES
Step 2.1: Click on "Site admin", followed by "Course management", then "Bulk create courses."
Step 2.2: Upload your populated file and set your preview options.
Step 2.3: (1) Preview your upload, (2) select your "Upload mode" and (3) define your "Default course values."
Then scroll down and click "Bulk upload courses."
You will then get a confirmation message.
And your course/s will be created within the specified category.