How do I use Simple Restore to import content from another course?

Alert: This guide does not apply to TITANium 2019-2020. The Simple Restore Block does not work in 2019-2020. Instead use the Restore tool.

You will learn how to use the Simple Restore block to bring in all content (e.g, Activities, Resources, gradebook settings, question bank, etc.) from a course backup file into your current course.

Simple Restore requires that you first create a Backup file of your original course. If you intend to use a course from a previous academic year, the backup file should be created automatically by the TITANium administrator toward the end of each spring semester (usually in April or early May).  If you have made significant changes since that backup file was made, then you should create your own backup file from the previous academic year.

The Simple Restore process will not delete any of the content of your current (destination) course; it will, however, add all of the content from the backup file. You cannot specify which content you want.

1. Enter your course in TITANium.

course main page

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

3. Click on Import all materials into 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.

Import all materials into current course is selected.

4. Click on the backup file.

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.

If your course backup file is not listed in any of the backup areas listed on this page, then read this guide to learn how to upload a course backup file.

desired backup file is selected.

5. Click on Continue.

Continue button is selected.

6. Wait for the process to complete.

progress indicator

7. Click on Continue.

Continue button is selected.

8. View your 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. If necessary, you may also need to change date references on assignments. Otherwise, the Grades should be the same and all of the Activities and Resources should be the same.

course main page

Article Summary

You have now learned how to use the Simple Restore block to import content from a course backup file into your current course.