Take the following steps to Restore materials from a course Archive (a backup file stored locally) into a new course. This will work best if the new course you want to populate is empty.
Start on the course page that you want to add material to. In the Actions menu (gear icon), click on Restore.
On the Restore page, go to the section named Import a backup file. Drag and drop the Archive file in the box. Alternately, you can click on the Choose a file … button.
Wait for the file to upload.
When the file has finished uploading, click on the Restore button.
Next, on the Confirm page, scroll down and click on the Continue button.
On the Destination page you will choose where to restore the Archive materials to. Remember, we started this process from the empty course page. That is where the material is going. Scroll down to the section named Restore into this course.
- Select Delete the contents of this course and then restore.
- Click on the Continue button below that.
You are next taken to the Settings page. Note that the Include enrolled users option is marked with a red X. This means that students currently enrolled in your course WILL NOT be over-written. Students from the archived course will not be added to the current course. Leave the settings as they are. Click on the Next button.
On the next page, under Course settings, all you have to change is current roles and enrollments. The default is no. You need to change it to “yes” as detailed in the image below. Failing to do this will result in an empty class (no students) however, after some time the system should detect and correct that automatically.
Once you’ve done that, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Next button.
On the Schema page, scroll all the way down and click on the Perform restore button.
On the Complete page, click on Continue. You will be taken to the new Course page, with the archived material added to it.
That’s it! The archived material is in your course and ready to edit.
Take a minute to check Enrolled users, to make sure current enrollments were not effected by the restore. You will also want to double-check dates for the material just added and update as needed.
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