Archive Moodle Course Content

Before you can import a Moodle course, you must export the Moodle course as an archive (.zip file). Note: Creating an archive of a Moodle course is available in Moodle 1.9x, but not in Moodle 2.x.

Follow these steps to create an archive of your Moodle course:

  1. StepsActions
  2. In your Moodle course, in the Administration menu (usually found on the left-hand side of the Moodle page), click Backup. A page containing the details of your course appears.
  3. On the upper-right corner of the page, click None to deselect all user data.
  4. Scroll down the page. Change the Metacourse drop down (if present), the User drop down, and the User Files drop down to “No.”
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Click None to deselect all role assignments.
  6. Click continue. You will be taken to a screen where you can edit the file name or accept the file name suggested by Moodle. You will also see a table that summarizes the content that will be backed up. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Continue again to initiate the backup process.
  7. If the backup is successful, you will see a message: "Backup completed successfully." Click continue.
  8. The .zip file that contains the course archive appears. To save a copy of the course archive to your local drive, click the underlined name of your new backup file. Click Save As from the pop-up menu. (To open the pop-up menu: If you are working with a Windows OS, click the right-hand mouse button, to open the pop-up menu. If you are working with a Mac OS, press the control key and click the mouse.)
  9. Now you are ready to import course content from Moodle.

Last modified: January 9, 2014