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

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.