Backing Up A Course

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The following is the suggested way to Backup your course in Moodle.

It is good practice, at the end of a term, to also create an archive of your course for your own records.

Start on the course page that you want to backup

Scroll to the top of the main page of your course.

Click the More item from the Secondary Navigation.

Select Course reuse.

NOTE: This page will default to the Import page in the tertiary navigation which is not what we’re after.

Select Backup from the drop-down

Leave all the settings in their default

Scroll to the bottom of the page

Click the Jump to final step button

Wait a moment for the backup process to complete

Once it is finished, you will be taken to the Complete screen

From the Complete screen (above), click on Continue

You will be taken to the Import a backup file page

Click on the Download link for the course you just backed up

When the following dialogue appears, choose Save File

Click OK

NOTE: if you are not asked where to save the file your web browser has likely saved it to your Downloads folder

Finally, decide where you want to store the file. You will save the archive on your local computer or storage device, the “L” drive, or your department drive

Click Save

That’s it. You have created and saved an archive of your course.