Graduate Theological Union

Keeping a copy of your Moodle courses

It's a good idea to make a back up of your courses each semester. While we do have general system back ups, including all the courses on Moodle, having your own back up ensures that you have access to it at all times. In addition, it means that you can retain student work and other information that may be useful to you in the future. Backing up your courses just takes a few minutes and a few clicks of the mouse:

  1. In the settings panel on the left hand side of the screen, under Course Administration, click "back ups"
  2. On the next screen, Backup settings, click "next"; leave the box marked "Anonymize user information" unchecked so that your student data is preserved.
  3. The next screen is Schema settings, click "next"
  4. The next screen is Confirmation and Review; click "Perform backup" on the lower right; you will receive a confirmation that the back up was successfully completed. Click "continue"
  5. Scroll down to "Course back up area," select the most recent back up and click "download," which will then prompt you to save the file to your computer.

Here's a video that takes you through these steps:



You can also read more on Moodle's site:

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