In Moodle, you do not reset a course to reuse it. You must request a new course shell each semester you teach a course, then you can import previous course content into the new course.
For more, see Request Your Moodle Course - Overview.
You can import from a course you taught in a previous semester, or a course you have permission to copy. To copy another instructor's course, the instructor must submit the form Allow Another Instructor to Copy Your Moodle Course.
The import function only works for courses that are on the UMass Moodle server. To restore a course from a Moodle backup file (.mbz) (e.g., a back up of a course no longer on our Moodle server, or of a Moodle course from another institution), contact the Instructional Media Lab at (413) 545-2823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can copy all content and most settings, or you can select particular resources and activities to import. To import only particular resources and activities, see Reuse a Moodle Activity or Resource Using Import.
Importing a course will NOT include student enrollment from the previous course, or any contributions to Activities made by members of the previous course (including students, TAs, and instructors). This means that forum posts, database and glossary contributions, and wiki content will not be included in the import. For assistance exporting such content to reuse, please contact the Instructional Media Lab at (413) 545-2823 or email@example.com.
Note: Because the import process is "additive," if you are importing an entire course it is best to import into a new, empty course. The process will copy all Resources and Activities and duplicate the organization and most of the settings.
Depending on the size and number of items to copy, this may take a few moments. You should see a progress bar as the import process proceeds. Once the import process is complete, a confirmation message appears.
Be sure to attend to these important tasks, as needed:
Once grades have been submitted, course materials and grading information will remain on the server for approximately 18 months. This allows ample time for students to resolve incompletes and for faculty to make their own archives of course work for future reference. After the 18-month period, materials are removed from the server to make room for future courses. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to maintain long-term storage of Moodle courses due to limited physical space and resources.
For example, following this schedule, your Spring 2014 & Summer 2014 Moodle course sections will be removed shortly after the add/drop period ends in February 2016. Only course sections taught in Moodle during the Spring 2014 & Summer 2014 semesters will be removed at that time. If there are student data or materials in these courses which you wish to keep, please make sure you have copied it out of Moodle before the add/drop period ends in February 2016, as this information cannot be retrieved after that date. See Back Up a Moodle Course.