You may create a course backup to restore it to another course or to create an archive of the course to download to your computer. It is recommended that you create and download a backup of each course you teach each semester, especially for courses you only teach on an interim basis.

Please note that .mbz files (the format for course backup files) can only be used to upload and restore to AsULearn (Moodle).

Step-by-step guide

  1. From the main course page, select Backup from the gear icon (top right).

  2. Check the Backup settings and change the options as desired.
    • If you want to make a backup with all the defaults (including file name), click Jump to final step, click Continue, and then skip to step 3 below. 

      jump to final step
    • If you want to select individual items to include in the backup, click Next. By default, all items are selected for inclusion in the backup. Uncheck the items you do not want to include. 
      NOTE: It is not possible for instructors to back up user data in this process.
    • Click Next for each screen until you get to the summary showing what will be included (green check) or excluded (red ×). 
    • Leave the default Filename or enter your own. The default filename includes the date and time at the end.
    • Confirm the Backup settings, then scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the Perform Backup button.

  3. Wait for the message: The backup file was successfully created. Click Continue.

After creating the backup file, the filename will appear in your User private backup area list. Click the Download link to the right of the backup file name to save the backup file to your computer. With the local copy of your backup file (filename.mbz) you can upload and restore it any other AsULearn course at any time of your choosing. If you haven't taught a course for 2 years, this is the way to avoid having to open a support request, asking for retrieval of a backup from storage, and having to wait.

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