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Course Import or Restore Checklist
Posted by ATC Staff, Last modified by Alexis Milton on 05 September 2019 12:35 PM

Description: what to check for when performing a course import or restore
Tags: backup, restore, import, course

Course Import/Restore Checklist

An import is faster and easier, and will include:

  • Any custom blocks you may have created
  • Gradebook formatting
  • Resources and Activities

Do a backup and restore ONLY if:

  • The source course is in the archives. In this case you need to download the backup to your desktop.
  • You need to overwrite the target course in order to correct an error, such as importing the wrong course.

Things to check after doing an import or restore:

When you complete a backup and restore, please make sure that you compare both of the courses and make sure that they are the same. This includes:

  • Images
  • Format, Topics/Weeks
  • Make sure the instructor's name matches the section name.
  • Gradebook - Check that all settings have successfully carried over to the new course
  • Glossary entries - These do not carry over, and you need to import them separately: Moodle: Import/Export Glossary Entries
  • Blocks
  • Only 1 News Forum: Remove all but one news forum. If news forum has been placed in a special location such as under Forums, leave that one and delete all others.
  • Only 1 Attendance Module: Remove all extra attendance modules. Check sessions to make sure you don't remove one already set up for upcoming term.
  • Only 1 Support Block: Remove all student support or help blocks except this one:

Click Here For Instructions on Deleting Blocks.

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

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