Q: When can I use Import instead of the Backup & Restore process?
Here's a video walkthrough on how to upload and restore a course backup, with step-by-step directions following below.
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For instructions just on restoring once you have a course backup, follow these steps:
See also Course: Import
- From the main course page, Select More from the Course Menu along the top, then click Course reuse in the Restore link in the gear icon (top right).
- The Course reuse page is displayed. From here, you can choose any action related to reusing your course (Backup, Restore, or Import). In this case, select Restore from the dropdown menu at the top left.
The Import a backup file page is displayed. From this page you canImport
Choose a backup fileto restore by uploading the backup file
to upload, or just drag/drop it on the window:), then
NOTE: Only backup files (.mbz file
extension) are usable here. Then click the Restore button; or
Restore a backup file listed in your Course backup area,
or Automated backups: Select the backup file you wish to restore in the list, and then click on the Restore link to the right to begin the restore process.
Info title Detour!
If a backup you recently made and you wish to restore happens to still be sitting in your User private backup area,
you can scroll down a bit and click the Restore link next to it, then continue with the steps below.
- Check the backup details, then scroll down to click Continue at the bottom of the screen.
- CAUTION! Think carefully about the options on this page.
Using the top section, You can Restore into this course (that the course you are currently in) or Restore into an existing course of yours. Select gives you the option to either to either Merge the backup course into course into this /existing course or Delete the contents of this /existing course and then restorethen click Continue.
- Merge is a good option for protecting any existing materials and content in the course and simply adding your backup file materials. If you repeatedly merge the same backup in the same course, you will get multiple copies of every resource in the course.
- Delete will erase everything first and then restore the backup file so only the restored content remains.
Make your choice, and click Continue.
Alternatively, using the bottom section, Restore into an existing course gives you the option to select (or search for) any other course in AsULearn where you have Teacher role. Note that this list is limited to 10 courses, but you can search at the bottom of the list for any others.
If you wish to target the restore to one of the courses in the list, just tick the radio button next to it, make the same Merge or Delete decision as above, and click the Continue button at the bottom of that section.
- Scroll down to review the items to be restored Restore settings, then click Next.
- You'll see an "a la carte" list of all the topics, activities, and resources in the course you are about to restore. Scroll down to click Perform restore; or review and confirm you have the content you want, then click Next. Or, click Cancel to abandon restoring the course.
- You'll see one final review screen of what you are about to restore (better safe than sorry!). If you're happy, click Perform restore. Or, Cancel to abandon.
- After waiting for the restore process to complete, a success message should will display.
- Click Continue and and you should see the content has been successfully moved restored into the selected destination course.
Having a "blank" backup comes in very handy when you:
So before you leave, download this backup file of a completely blank, default AsULearn course. You can upload/restore it using the "Delete the contents of the existing course and then restore" option to get a lovely blank slate again: blank_course_backup.mbz
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