Moodle End of Year Arrangement

It is important to prepare your Moodle courses for the start of the new academic year, so that things run smoothly when term starts. You probably will need to reset your Moodle course to remove old student data and enrolments, and then modify the content of your course to reflect any changes in curriculum. 

IT services will take care backing up and archiving Moodle Courses which will allow Derby College to retain an archive copy of all Moodle courses (with student data). 

Moodle Back up and Archive

At the end of the academic year IT services will back up and archive a copy of the Moodle site which will be available to staff internally at

This year the back up will take place on Monday 20 July 2015.

Once the annual archive of Moodle has been completed, staff who wish to, will be able to safely reset their course - The reset will remove users and users data from their course  ready for the new academic year .

Resetting your Moodle Course

Please note: If you run a course that stretches over 2 years or more, then you probably shouldn't reset your course. If you are unsure about what to do, please contact ILT before resetting your course.

Resetting your course will unenroll all existing students and remove all the student data from your course ( e.g. forum posts), but will leave the resources and activities in place for your new cohort to use.To reset your course, do the following:

1. Go into the course you wish to reset.
2. In the 'Administration Block', under 'Course Administration' heading, click on “Reset”.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Select default" button. ( if you are unsure about the settings or if you have any queries about the default, please contact ILT)
4. Scroll to the bottom again and click the "Reset course" button to start the reset process.
5. Click "Continue" to return to your course home page. Your Moodle course has now been reset.

Any issue please contact the ILT team.

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Once you have reset your course, you should think about improving your course for the new academic year. The summer is the perfect time to do this :)

Last modified: Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:35 PM