Moodle: How to Backup a Course

Backup a Course:

1. Log in to Moodle and open the course you want to backup.

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

Moodle course Administration menu


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

Course admin menu with "backup" highlighted


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

backup settings with checkboxes


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.

more details about selection settings


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

7. Click Perform Backup near the bottom of the screen.

final review with "Perform Backup" button at the bottom


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.

Lists files in the "Course backup area" as well as the "User private backup area"


Support & Training

Support and training for Moodle is available via the Faculty Technology Center at For more information, please see the following article: Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview

Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of training sessions, as well as to register for a slot, please see

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