There are three parts to backing up your section. First, you
will need to create the backup from within your section. Then, you will need to
save the backup from your section in your My Files area. Once you have saved
the backup in your My Files, you can download it to your computer.
To back up your course, select Manage Course from either the Build or Teach tabs.
Select Backup from the list of options.
The next screen will show your list of existing backups. You can delete an existing backup or create a new backup by clicking Back Up Course.
Click OK to begin the backup process.
When the backup is complete, the Status column will change from “In the Queue” to “Completed.”
Depending on the size of your section, the backup could take several minutes to an hour.
Note: A backup can be created in the background while you perform other tasks. Only a System Administrator can restore a backup for your course.
Now that you have created the backup, save it in My Files. Click the gray Action Link to the right of the title and select Save as File.
You will get a pop-up window in which you can select where to save it. Save it in My Files and then click OK.
You will then see the status bar showing you that it is being saved in My Files.
Once the backup has been saved as a file, you can download it locally to your computer. Go to the My Courses tab and click the Content Manager tab.
Click the My Files tab under Content Manager to see the file listing. Once you have located the backup file, select the gray Action Link to the right of the file name and select Download.
You will get a pop-up window asking if you want to Find or Save. Choose Save and select a place on your computer to save it.
Note: This procedure will allow you to download the file to your computer so that you will have a personal backup of your section. Only a System Administrator can restore a backup for your course.