KB1271 - Backing up your Moodle course shell

Backing up your Moodle course shell

(Video, 3:19)

  1. From the main page of the course, click on “Backup” in the Gear icon under your user menu on the course's front page
  2. Leave all settings as they are. Scroll down and click on [Next].
  3. Scroll down, again, and click on [Next], again.
  4. Scroll down, again, and click on [Perform Backup].
  5. WAIT while the backup is processed. This can take several minutes depending on the number and size of video, sound and image files that are in the course.
  6. The next screen will show “The backup file was successfully created.” Click on [Continue].
  7. You should now see a copy of your course in the form of a “.mbz” file, in the Course backup area. Check the day, date and time under the “Time” column to confirm that it’s there. If not, try the process again, or contact eLearning Support at eLSupport@vcc.ca.
  8. Now, to keep an offline “archive” of the course, single-click on the “Download” link, located to the right of the file, to download to your computer or other storage location such as your department’s local drive.


Article ID: 2790
Wed 1/12/22 11:43 AM
Tue 7/26/22 3:01 PM