Tech Documentation

Archive for June, 2017

Guide to Cleaning Your Inbox of Sensitive Data

Posted June 19, 2017

Cleaning your inbox of sensitive data? Please review the following guide in full before beginning.

Migrate a Moodle Organization Site from Moodle Archive to Current Moodle

Posted June 7, 2017

First, log in to and click on the link under Moodle Site Request, so that LITS can make a site on the new Moodle server for you. You can give it the same name or a different one — your choice. Second, create a backup file of the old site on the Moodle Archive server, if you haven’t already […]

Back Up a Moodle Site (with User Data)

Posted June 7, 2017

Including enrolled user data greatly increases the size of a backup and may produce a file that must be securely stored. You only need to include enrolled user data if: You are migrating a Moodle Organization site from Moodle Archive to the current Moodle site and you need to keep user submissions, posts, comments, etc. You […]

Copy Materials from Old Moodle Course Site into New Course Shell

Posted June 7, 2017

You will need a backup file of the old course that does not include any student data or files. See Back Up a Moodle Site (No User Data) for instructions on making one. Log in to your new Moodle course or course shell. Go to the Administration block and click Restore. Under Import a backup file, click Choose a file … to browse […]

Back Up a Moodle Site (No User Data)

Posted June 7, 2017

You do not need to backup user data if you are backing an academic course site so that you can reuse course resources (readings, files, links, etc.), activities, and formatting (how blocks are set up, labels, etc.) in future courses. Adding enrolled user data (i.e., student grades, usage data, assignment submissions, etc.) greatly increases the size of a back-up, […]


Posted June 7, 2017
Password Expiry Email

Welcome to a special edition of SCAMALOT! In this post, we change course from our usual mission of providing tips and tricks for recognizing phishing attacks to learn how to assess automated emails you’ll encounter in your inbox. At times, you will receive automated messages from Bryn Mawr College or Bi-College software, like the password […]