SNAP: How to Backup a Course


1. Log in to Moodle.

2. Click on the Admin Settings gear in the upper right of the course page.

course setting

3. Click on the Backup link. (Note: All courses are backed up automatically on a weekly basis.)

backup button


4. Select the settings you would like to include for your backup, and click Next.

back up setting


5. The next page will show you more details about the backup file you are creating and give you options to include or exclude topic sections from your backup. Click Next.

Note: This page may take a long time to load, depending upon how much material you have in the course.

Next page


6. Rename the Backup File using the textbox at the top of the page. (optional)

7. Click Perform Backup at the right of the floating grey panel near the bottom of the screen.

Perform Backup


8. The backup will be performed. When finished, a Continue button will appear, which will redirect you to the Restore section in the Administration block. This section displays a list of your backups along with their dates and sizes.

Backup course menu

For information on how to create a backup file for a non-Snap course, please visit Moodle 3: How to Create a Back-up File.


3/25/2020 1:13:23 PM