How do I restore a course from a backup file?

You will learn how to use a TITANium course backup file (.MBZ file type) to restore your course or to import all of resources and activities into your course.

Follow these steps to restore a course from a backup file, assuming the backup file is on your local computer:

Enter the new/destination course in TITANium.

new/destination course  main page
1. Upload the backup file to your User private backup area in TITANium using the Restore tool.

Follow these steps to upload a backup file to your User private backup area.

1.1. Click on the Restore link in the Administration block.

 Restore link in the Administration block is selected.

1.2. Scroll down to the User private backup area.

User private backup area is selected.

1.3. Drag the backup file to the file upload area.

 file upload area is selected.

1.4. Click on Save changes.

 Save changes button is selected.

1.5. The backup file is now listed in the User private backup area.

User private backup area is selected.
2. Use Simple Restore to copy the course content into your new course.

Follow these steps to use Simple Restore to copy the course content into your new/destination course.

2.1. Return to the course main page.

 course main page

2.2. Scroll down the page to the Simple Restore block.

By default, the Simple Restore block should listed down at the bottom of your course main page in the left-hand column.

If the Simple Restore block is not currently displayed on your course main page, read this article to learn how to add the Simple Restore block.

Simple Restore block

2.3. Click on Overwrite current course.

Selecting to Import all materials into current course will import all of the content of the backup file without deleting any content you have already created in the current course.

Selecting Overwrite current course will replace some of the course settings (like the course format, Completion tracking, etc.) and add all content in the current course from the backup file.

Overwrite current course is selected.

2.4. Click on the file name of the course you want to use as your source course.

The courses listed are the courses in which you have the Teacher role and for which there is a backup file. Toward the end of each spring semester, the TITANium administrator will make a backup file of each of your regular courses. So, those courses should be listed at the top of the page as well as any backups you personally make, which will be listed in the User private backup area.

backup file is selected.

2.5. Click on Continue.

 Continue button is selected.

2.6. Wait for the process to complete.

process bar is shown.

2.7. Click on Continue.

Continue button is selected.

2.8. View your newly copied course.

When you compare this new course to the original, you will see that they are not exact duplicates. You may need to adjust some elements of the course, such as the Blocks on the course main page. Otherwise, the Grades should be the same and all of the Activities and Resources should be the same. You may need to adjust due dates or references to dates used in the previous course.

Of course, any Turnitin or other uses of the External Tool will need to be updated/re-established.

newly copied course main page

Article Summary

You have now learned how to use a TITANium course backup file (.MBZ file type) to restore your course.