Moodle - Archive a course(UW-Madison)
Importing / Exporting / Backing existing Course Material
Export Content and Components
Moodle allows users the ability to export their course contents and components with the capability to select specific resources or activities. This means that any collection of activities or resources that exist in the course can be exported in a single file. However, it is important to notice the backup file types are Learning Management System (LMS) specific and require a Moodle or Canvas instance to view the contents in a simple and meaningful way. Depending on your backup needs, you may choose to collect your files from Moodle in one of several ways.
Any backup file of a Moodle course can be used to import prior
content into Canvas. Be aware what type of backup you are using to
import to Canvas.
To make a personal backup including student participation data or logs, you can use the Backup and Restore function in Moodle. Here is a link with the instructions on how to perform a Backup and Restore : Moodle - Backup and Restore
This backup file will be in a Moodle Backup format
(.mbz) and therefore files or resources may only be meaningfully accessible when imported into a Moodle instance.
Note: This backup file will be in a Canvas Course Export Package format (.imscc) and therefore files or resources may only be meaningfully accessible when imported into Canvas.
3) To collect important files for future use, consider downloading them individually. Moodle does not have a function to download all files to a .zip resource in an easy way.
Export a Course Grade Book
Once an export is completed, it is good practice to password protect the grade book file. Consult one of the following tutorials to learn how to encrypt an exported grade book file (depending on your computer's operating system):
Download Quiz Question Banks
Moodle has the ability to download question banks in several formats for use in other Learning Management Systems. To learn about this process refer to : Moodle - Importing and Exporting Questions
Download Assignment Submissions
Download Forum Discussions
Download Activity Reports
Statistics for activities can be downloaded to as a .csv file that can be opened with Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications.
You can also save a Report for a quiz as .csv file. The information provided by statistics and reports is somewhat similar. The following article discusses the process : Moodle - Running Reports