It’s almost begining of new semester and you need to prepare for it. If you use Moodle you can import your course either on the same system or separate system. Here is tip on how to use “Backup” and “Restore”.
1. Go to “Backup”. You need to be carefull about selecting “Include enrolled users”. If you don’t select this item, the user related data won’t be backed up. Forum is good example. The post won’t be backed up and restored, if the user information is not included. If you like, the user name can be hidden by selecting “Anonymouse user info”.
2. The backup up course can be restored by using “Restore” function. If you restore inside the Moodle system, use just “restore”. If not, download the file and upload it to other Moodle system.
3. Ther are 3 possibility of restoring. You can restore to a totally new course, current course, and current backed up course as main course (withe current course importing).
4. As mentioned earlier. The forum post won’t be appeare if user information is not included.