Moodle: Archived Courses
Posted by ATC Staff, Last modified by Moodle Admin on 10 May 2021 04:58 PM

Description: How to access archived Moodle courses
Tags: Moodle, backup, archive, restore, recover, spring, winter, summer, fall 

How to Gain Access to Classes That Are No Longer in Your Moodle

Moodle courses that you have taught in the past 5 terms remain in your list of courses under "Hidden Courses" at the bottom of your Moodle dashboard or at the top organized by year. Courses older than 5 terms are removed from the dashboard but saved as a Moodle backup file in our OFFLINE archives. The saved backup is comprehensive and includes everything within the course (hidden and visible activities, assignments, quizzes and quiz attempts, grades, enrollments, uploaded files, activities, layout preferences, events, and even course access logs — the works!).

The college is legally required by Oregon State Archive Grade Records (166-450-0120) and Distance Education/Learning Records (166-450-0030) to maintain digital archives for 10 years. After 10 years, course archives will reach their "End of Life" and be irreversibly removed (no recovery possible) from all locations without instructor notification.

If you want access to a course in the archives, email the following information to

  • course name and CRN (if known)
  • year and term
  • instructor last name

Or complete our online form!

Please also let us know if you need student work and grades included. If you simply want to retrieve the course material, this is NOT necessary.

We will restore it and notify you. It will show up in your Hidden Courses on your Moodle Dashboard at the bottom as a link. 

For further help, click on Live Help, leave a ticket, or contact:
Academic Technology Center
(541) 463-3377

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