Restore a Moodle Course

When moving to a new Moodle server, course materials can be copied and moved to a new page! This can help speed up the editing process and save materials that are important to the course. For any help with restoring a course, contact the IT Helpdesk and the Moodle Team can assist! 

Before restoring a course, you will need to backup course materials. To review this process, see the article for Backing up a Moodle Course.

How do I restore a course?

Click on the Configuration Wheel for the course and select Restore.

In the Restore course window, there are 2 methods to adding a file:

  • Drag and drop box: After backing up a Moodle course, download the file to your local computer. Drag and drop this file to this box.
  • User private backup area: When a course file has been backed up, you can use this section to download the file or click Restore to automatically restore a file.
    • Make sure to double check the Filename in this section to confirm that the correct file is being added.

On the Confirmation page, review that you are using the correct file.

If everything appears as expected, click Continue.

On the Destination page, scroll down to the Restore into this course section. It is recommended to always select Merge the backup course into this course in order to avoid accidentally deleting any current content. If the page is empty, it is still recommended to use this option.

Any materials that are not needed can be removed manually after the restore.

Click Continue.

In the next window, confirm that there is red X for Include enrolled users. No users should be restored with the course materials.

Review the remaining details and click Next.

In the next window, if you would like to exclude individual materials, uncheck the boxes to remove from the restore. Individual items can always be hidden or deleted at a later date if they are not needed later on.

Click Next and in the next window, click Perform Restore. Moodle will add the course materials to the page.

Any questions or issues with restoring a course?

Contact the Moodle Team for questions! In order to improve the Moodle user experience, there are size limitations that you may encounter while trying to restore a course. We would be glad to help with any questions regarding course organization in order to streamline this process.


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