Moodle 3: Blocks: Administration: Overwrite a Current Moodle Course


This article describes how to overwrite a current Moodle course. Overwriting a course allows the instructor to place the entire content of a backed up course into a new course. Note: Using this feature will overwrite any existing content in the course. To import all matierals from another Moodle course without wiping out your current course, you will need to Import All Materials. To manually select what will be imported into your current course, you will need to Selective Import.

For additional information, please visit GROK article #18477 Moodle 3: Ways to Restore or Import Content into a Course.

To Overwrite A Current Course:

1. Log in to Moodle and click on the course you want to overwrite. 

2. Add the Simple Restore block within your desired course if you haven't already. (Instructions can be found here)

3. In the new Simple Restore widget, click Overwrite Course

overwrite course link

4. Enter a Short Name of your course to proceed with the overwrite.

short name fieldbox

5. A list of backups will appear. Select the materials you would like to import by clicking their Name. If you do not see a backup listed for the course you would like to use to overwrite your current course, you can manually backup the course (visit GROK article 18459 for instructions). 

list of backup courses within a given moodle course

6. Click Continue to Overwrite the current course.

overwrite current course? box.

7. A screen will appear telling you that the course was restored successfully. Select Continue to return to the course.

successfully imported course window

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