Moodle: Copy Old Course into New Shell

Copying material from old courses into a new shell enables you to reuse course activities, resources or question banks. How you do this depends on the age of the source course (course you are copying from):

  • Fall 2020 or newer course content: These courses are on Moodle, so instructors can either copy course materials themselves or use this service to request LITS copy a whole course for them.
  • Fall 2017-summer 2020 courses: LITS has archived backup copies (.mbz files) of these courses, and instructors can use this service to request LITS copy them into new course shells. We do not have copies of content older than Fall 2017. 
  • Personal backup (.mbz) files. If you have a Moodle course backup (.mbz) file, you can restore it into a new course yourself. This is the only way to copy files from another college's Moodle site into Bryn Mawr's Moodle. If you have any difficulty, though, we can help

Getting Started

You will need the COURSE SUBJECT and NUMBER (e.g., ANTH B101) and TERM (e.g., Spring 2022) for both the SOURCE (course to copy FROM) and DESTINATION (course to copy TO) courses. If either course has multiple sections, also note WHICH section(s) should be copied to/from.

  1. Click the Request course copy.
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Click Submit

A member of the Educational and Scholarly Technology team will contact when the copy is complete or if we have questions. 

Request Course Copy


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