How do I create a backup of my course? (Academic Year 2016-2017)

You will learn how to use the Backup tool to make a backup file of your course in TITANium. This file can later be used to make a duplicate of your course (or portions of it), or to restore this course in case you later accidentally delete some resource or activity.

Follow these steps in TITANium for the 2016-2017 academic year.

1. Enter your course from 2016-2017 academic year

Since the individual instructor sandbox course is not backed up automatically for instructors, this guide will use a Sandbox course as a sample.

2016-2017 academic year course main page

2. Click on Backup

The Backup link is in the Admination block which is usually the first block on the left-hand side of your course.

Backup link selected.

3. Deselect 'include enrolled users'

If you want to include current enrolled user data in the backup file, such as their forum, assignment, and gradebook data, then leave Include enrolled users checked.

If you do not need to keep user data, then un-check Include enrolled users.  If your intention is to use the course backup file to make a duplicate  of your course (e.g., in another section of the same course or in  another term), then it is not necessary to include the user data.

Keep in mind that instructors cannot restore student data; they can only back it up.

'include enrolled users' is selected.

4. Click on Jump to final step

Once you un-check Include enrolled users, several fields will be automatically deselected and will be grayed out. Scroll down and click on Jump to final step.

Jump to final step is selected.

5. Click on Continue

Wait for the backup process to complete.  Depending on the amount of content included in the backup, it may take several seconds.

Continue button is selected.

6. Scroll down to the User private backup area

The most recently backed up course file will be at the top of the list.

User private backup area is selected.

7. Click on Download

To save this file to your local computer, click on Download. The file will be downloaded to your computer. This file can then be used to upload to a 2017-2018 academic year instance of TITANium.

Download link is selected.

Article Summary

You have learned how to create and download a backup file for your course in the 2016-2017 academic year.