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

In the Actions menu (gear icon) block

Click on the Backup item

The Initial Settings page will load

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.