How do I backup a course from the previous academic year?

You will learn how to backup and download your course from a previous academic year. This is useful if you want to keep a copy of the course or if you want to upload the course content and layout to a current academic year course.

After logging in to the CSUF Portal and clicking on the TITANium button, you will be taken to the TITANium launch page. Scrolling down the page, you will see a listing of past TITANium courses.

List of Past TITANium courses as shown on the TITANium launch page in the CSUF Portal. Click on the desired link.

Titanium launch page
2018-2019 Academic Year

Follow these steps in TITANium 3.4 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

1. Enter your course from 2018-2019 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.

2017-2018 academic year course main page

2. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear icon is selected.
Backup link selected.

4. Click on Jump to final step.

The Include enrolled users checkbox should be deselected by default.

If you do not want to include blocks, filters, calendar events, or the question bank, you can deselect them as desired.

If you want to only backup individual items (files, activities, resources, etc., you can click on Next instead of 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

The file will be downloaded to your computer. This file can then be used to upload to a 2019-2020 academic year instance of TITANium.

Download link is selected.
2017-2018 Academic Year

Follow these steps in TITANium 3.2 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

1. Enter your course from 2017-2018 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.

2017-2018 academic year course main page

2. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear icon is selected.
Backup link selected.

4. Click on Jump to final step.

The Include enrolled users checkbox should be deselected by default.

If you do not want to include blocks, filters, calendar events, or the question bank, you can deselect them as desired.

If you want to only backup individual items (files, activities, resources, etc., you can click on Next instead of 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

The file will be downloaded to your computer. This file can then be used to upload to a 2018-2019 academic year instance of TITANium.

Download link is selected.
2016-2017 Academic Year

Follow these steps in TITANium 3.0 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 Administration 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.
2014-2015 Academic Year

Follow these steps in TITANium 2.6 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

1. Log in to the previous academic year's TITANium My home page.

For this example, we are creating a backup from the 2014-2015 academic year.

2. Click on the link to your course.

3. Click on Backup.

The Backup link is in the Administration block usually located in the left-hand column on the course main page.

Backup link is selected.

4. Check the boxes for the items you want to backup.

On the Initial settings page, deselect Include enrolled users. Make sure that you have Include activities and resources, Include blocks, Include filters, and Include question bank selected.

Checkboxes for items selected to backup

5. Scroll down the page, and click on Next.

Next button is selected.

6. Deselect any items you don't want.

On the Schema settings page, deselect any resources or activities you do not plan to use. For example, the Turnitin assignments will not copy to a new course in the current instance of TITANium. You will need to create new Turnitin assignments in the new course.

Bio & Photo Assignment is selected.

7. Scroll down the page and click on Next.

Scroll down the page and click on Next.

8. Confirm your choices.

On the Confirmation and review page, ensure that your chosen settings are correct. The elements to be included will have a green checkmark. Other elements will have a red X.

choices checklist is displayed.

9. Type a new name for the file if desired.

You can customize the name of the backup file. Make sure that there are no spaces and that the file type suffix ends in ".mbz"

Filename field is selected.

10. Click on Perform backup.

 Perform backup button is selected.

11. Click on Continue.

When the backup is complete, click on Continue. Depending on the amount of content that is backed up, the Backup process could take several seconds or a few minutes.

 Continue button is selected.

12. The backup file is now listed.

The backup file is now in the User private backup area and can be accessed from any of your courses that are on the same instance (academic year) of TITANium.

backup file name is selected.

13. 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 current academic year instance of TITANium.

Read this article to learn how to use Simple Restore to copy the course content into your current-term course.

Download button is selected.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to backup and download your course from a previous academic year.