How to Restore a Course

Restoring a Course into Moodle

Last Updated: July 24th, 2023

Backing up a Course vs Importing a Course

Note: Before restoring, you must first create a backup or have a backup that has been shared with you.

  1. Open the course you want to restore in to. Click on More and then Course Reuse.
  2. Using the top left dropdown, select Restore
  3. Drag and drop your file the backup file you have that you want to be restored into this course, then click on Restore.image shows the import menuAfter you’ve selected Restore, it will load a new page showing you all the back-up course’ details. Look through these details and verify that these are the items you want. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Continue.
  4. Find the Restore into this Course field. You have two options: 
    The image shows the two options: merge and delete.

MERGE - The restore will add course content in addition to what is already inside your course when selecting this option. This will also contain all enrollment roles that are within the course.

DELETE - The restore will replace the course and any content within it with what is packaged in your backup file. 

  1. Restore Settings Make sure users are not selected and click Next. 
    The image shows the restore settings
  2. Course Settings - make sure to select No next to the Overwrite Course Configuration. Then click Next at the bottom of the screen 
    The image shows the course settings with overwrite course config set to no.
  3. Review your restore settings - click Perform restore if your settings are what you defined.The image shows the perform restore button highlighted in red
  4. Once your restore is complete click Continue to enter your course 
    The image shows the continue button

Checklist for completing Backup & Restore

Contact Academic Technology

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ATC Support & Hours of Operation

Weekday Support, Monday - Friday

The ATC is open to in-person assistance. Support is available through the above remote options and on campus at CEN 208

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