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 Simple 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 an orientation quiz activity for use by a different instructor in a different course.

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.

Enter your course in TITANium.

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

Scroll down to the Activity you want to backup.
Click on the link to the quiz activity.

4. Click on Backup in the Quiz administration block.

Click on Backup in the Quiz administration block.

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.

Deselect almost all of the elements.

6. Click on Next.

Click on Next.

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.

Click on Next.

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).

Change the file name if desired.

9. Scroll down to the User private backup area.

Scroll down to the User private backup area.

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

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

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 Simple restore to copy this Activity to a different course.