Moodle 2

Backup Your Course in Moodle

Deleting your couse backup file from moodle

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Note: If your course uses Blackboard Collaborate the videos will not be backed up with the course. You must back up the video/recordings and save it so it can be uploaded in the restore (Preferably save the video to the media server). For help with uploading to the media server please go to the tutorial page HERE.

Step 1: Access the Moodle course you want to backup

Step 2: Click on 'Backup' in the Administration block


Step 3: Choose the settings that you want included in the backup and click next

Backup Information

Step 4.  Next choose the items you want included in the backup.

Here you can decide if you want User data included with your backup

Backup Information

Step 5: Click next

Backup Information

Step 6: Confirm your settings and review.

If everything looks correct, click Perform backup.

(This step may take a few minutes depending on the size of your course)

Backup Information

Step 7: Once the backup is complete, click Continue.

Backup Information

Step 8: Here you can see your backup and choose to download it to a safe place.

Backup Information

Step 9: *After you save your course backup to a safe place, it is important to delete the file from Moodle* Follow the steps below on how to delete the backup files.

**Deleting your backup file from Moodle**

Step 1: Access your moodle course

Step 2: Click on 'restore' located under 'Course administration'


Step 3: Next choose 'Manage backup files'


Step 4: Click on the backup file


Step 5: Choose delete


Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all of the backups are removed from the 'Course backup area' and 'User private backup area'.

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