A Guide to Moodle Backing up and Restoring your Moodle course 2014/15 An IT Services User Guide Backup and restore If you previously delivered a Moodle course, which has not changed significantly for the coming academic year, you may wish to backup your course and restore it into next year’s Moodle. Backing up and restoring a course is a fairly straight forward procedure. Backup Whilst you are logged into Moodle open up the course you wish to backup and select the 'Backup' option from the course 'Administration' block. Navigate to Moodle course, then select backup When backing up a course for use in a future academic year, you do not need to save any 'user' information. To simplify the process we have set the default backup options to only backup course content, therefore, to backup your course you only need to select the 'Next' option on the first two pages and 'Perform backup' on the third page. The first three screens of the process are shown below: Backup page One Select next Backup page Two Select next Backup page Three Perform backup The amount of time it takes to complete your backup will depend on the size and number of resources contained within it. If you have a very large course you may have to wait several minutes for the backup to complete. When the backup has successfully completed you will see the message 'The backup file was successfully created' under which will be a 'Continue' button. Backup complete page After clicking on the continue button you will be presented with a page through which you can access your backup files. To restore the backup into a new instance of Moodle you will need to download the backup to your local drive or to a removable storage device such as a USB memory stick. Restore To restore your course into the following academic years Moodle you will need to browse to moodlenay.hope.ac.uk MoodleNAY stands for: Moodle Next Academic Year NOTE: Around the beginning of September MoodleNAY will become moodle.hope.ac.uk and the current years Moodle will become available via the archive link on your Moodle homepage. Once you have logged into moodlenay.hope.ac.uk locate your new empty course and select the 'Restore' option from the course 'Settings' block. Navigate to your Moodle page and click restore Import a backup file page On the 'Import a backup file' page you will be able to 'drag and drop' or 'browse' to the Moodle backup file on your local drive or USB device Upload backup file Select Restore Once your backup file has uploaded to Moodle click on the 'Restore' button. The following page will provide an overview of the contents of the course you are about to restore. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on 'Continue'. On the next page within 'Restore into this course'. Keep the default option 'Merge the backup course into this course' and click on 'Continue'. Leave this option selected. The following screen provides another brief overview of the backup process. Click 'Next'. The next screen will provide an overview of the course settings. DO NOT CHANGE any of the fields on this screen. Scroll to bottom of screen and click on 'Next'. Scroll to the bottom of the following and final 'Review' screen and click 'Perform restore'. After your backup has restored into your new course you will get one final message saying 'The course was restored successfully, clicking the continue button below will take you to view the course you restored'. Finally click the continue button to view your course.