Last semester the Office of Academic Technology started archiving all Moodle courses on classroom.mica.edu with the exception of the current (running) semester. On February 27, 2015 all Fall 2014 courses will be archived. Courses will not be deleted – only archived! If you reuse content on Moodle from past semesters you will have many options available to you going forward.
You may choose one of the following ways to prepare to teach using Moodle if you use past semester materials:
- Manage course files outside of Moodle and use the easy drag and drop function to create and organize your Moodle course each semester.
- Manage course backups independently by backing up and downloading course backups at the end of each semester, and restoring them to future course iterations. This takes a few steps and may require you to attend brief training, review documentation, or request support at the beginning of the semester.
- Contact Academic Technology at the start of the semester to receive a back up file from a previous semester. You can meet with me, attend training or follow instructions to restore the file to your new course.
- Contact Academic Technology at the start of the semester to restore a course for you.
Please allow for a turnaround time of 5 business days for Academic Technology requests, especially at the start of a semester.
Here is a link to the policy: http://www.mica.edu/Faculty/Academic_Technology_Training_Center/Academic_Technology_Policy.html
Feel free to schedule a consultation by contacting the Director of Academic Technology at email@example.com.