Back Up a Moodle Site

Posted August 5th, 2020 at 6:23 pm.

Under the terms of our Moodle Policies, LITS will guarantee that course content remains available to Teachers for at least two years. If you need to move course materials from an old Moodle site (such as moodlearchive.brynmawr.edu) to a new Moodle site, or you want archival copies of your courses for long-term storage, you can create a course back-up file which you can download and store outside of Moodle.

By default, this Moodle Backup will contain all course activities, formatting, and resources (i.e., readings, files, links, etc.). It is saved in an .mbz file format that can only be opening by restoring it into another Moodle course.

Back up a Course on moodlearchive.brynmawr.edu (Fall 2017-Summer 2020 courses):

  1. Log into the course.
  2. Click on the gear icon (Actions menu) and select Backup

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Jump to Final Step.

  1. On the Confirmation and Review page, you can rename the file to something more meaningful (optional). Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Perform Backup.
  2. When the backup is finished, you will see Backup completed successfully. Click Continue.
  3. Find the file you just created, and click Download.

Filed under: Building and Managing Courses Tags: , by Jenny Spohrer

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