How do I use Backup for a single Activity?

You will learn how to create a backup file of a single Activity in a course, using the Backup tool. The Backup tool can be used to create a backup file of a single Activity for use in a different course. You can then use the Restore tool to bring that Activity into another course, or you may share the backup file with a colleague, so that he/she can use it in their course.

In this example, you will learn how to backup a Quiz activity for use by a different instructor in a different course.

2019-2020 Academic Year

1. Enter your course.

course main page (3)
Quiz is selected

3. Click on the Gear icon within the activity.

Gear icon is selected

4. Select Backup.

Backup link is selected

5. Click on Jump to final step

Jump to final step button

6. Click on Continue.

Continue button

7. The backup file is now in the User private backup area.

Now, you can Download the file to use in a different academic year, to share with another instructor or to keep.

You can use the Restore link to copy this Quiz to another course where you are the Teacher.

User private backup area
2018-2019 Academic Year

1. Enter your course.

course main page

2. Scroll down to the desired activity.

Week 1 is displayed

3. Click on the Quiz activity.

In this guide, a Quiz activity is being used. However, this process will work with any activity or resource in your course.

Quiz on Orientation Video is selected

4. Click on the Gear icon.

Gear icon is selected.

5. Select Backup.

Backup is selected.

6. Click on Jump to final step.

Jump to final step button is selected.

7. Wait for the process.

process in process

8. Click on Continue.

Continue button is selected.

9. The file is now listed in your User private backup area.

backup file is shown.

10. Click on Download to copy the file to your computer.

Download link is selected.
2017-2018 Academic Year

1. Enter your course in TITANium.

course main page (2)

2. Scroll down to the Activity you want to backup.

Week 1 shown
Quiz activity selected

4. Click on Backup in the Quiz administration block.

Backup is selected

5. Deselect almost all of the elements.

Deselect all of the checkboxes except for Include activities and resources and Include question bank. If the resource or activity you are backing up is not a Quiz, then you probably won't need the Question bank.

backup settings

6. Click on Next.

Next is selected

7. Click on Next.

Note that the only resource or activity included is the one Quiz activity we want. This backup file will only include this one activity.

Next is selected (2)

8. Change the file name if desired.

If you change the file name, be sure to not leave any spaces in the name and do not change the extension (.mbz).

Filename field

9. Scroll down to the User private backup area.

User private backup area.

10. Click on Download if you want to download the file to your local computer.

Download link

Article Summary

You have now learned how to backup a single Activity using the Backup tool in your course. Read the guide on how to use Restore to copy this Activity to a different course.