Restoring course content from 2013-14 or earlier

Backup your old course

1. Go to and click the button for the academic year you need. 

2. In the Moodle archive for that year, find the class you want to restore.

3. In the "Administration" or "Settings" block, select Backup. The Moodle format for the current Moodle site is displayed below. For previous years, see either this video for 2013-2014 or this video for 2012-2013 or this video for 2011-2012.

4. After you create your backup file, download it to your computer.  If your computer tries to automatically open the file, cancel that process.

Note: in 2011-2012 or earlier Moodles, you need to click the name of the backup file to download it to your computer. You do NOT need to open the file, just save it.  You will upload it as is to your current Moodle page.

Restore to your current course page:

1. Log in to the current Moodle and navigate to the class you are restoring.

2. In the "Administration" block click Restore.

M3.1 Restore course link 

3.  Upload the backup file you created from the archived Moodle site. Simply drag the file from where you downloaded it, to the Drag/drop Box.

4. Click [Continue] at the bottom of the first page.

5. On the second page, Destination, choose the option Merge the backup into this course.

**Note: DO NOT CHOOSE Delete the contents of this course and then restore, this will remove you as a user of the site!  If you would like to have your course emptied to start over, please contact Academic Technology.


6. Click the [Next] button through the Settings and Schema screens. Note if you did not delete News Forum in step three, you will want to do it under the Schema page by unchecking it.

7. Finally click the [Restore Backup] button.