Moodle: Course Backup

Backing up a course

To backup a course

  • Go into the course.
  • Enter the Backup page.
    On Fordson (Do not force), this is via the Course Management section (the  icon in the top-left).
    On Moove and Carleton Boost, this is via the Actions menu (the icon in the top-right).
  • Initial settings - By default all course materials created by the instructor will be included in the backup. To accept these settings, click the Jump to final step button to create your backup file.

It is against FERPA and College Policies for faculty to keep student records, and therefore faculty are not allowed to include Users in their Moodle backup files.

Downloading your backup file

Once you have a backup of your course, we recommend you download that backup file and save it to your favorite file storage location. After you complete the backup, you should be taken to the screen that shows you your backup files. Click the download link to save the file to your Downloads folder.

If you do not download the backup file immediately, you can always go to the Restore link in the Action menu (the ⚙️ icon) to find the file.


Created by Carly Born, Fri 7/23/21. 

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