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:
What to learn more about teaching with Moodle? Or curious about what MOOCs* are all about? Moodlerooms has let us know about an online course on Teaching With Moodle, sponsored by WizIQ. The course begins on June 1st and is free and self-paced. Follow the link to sign up.