Note: The attendance tool in Moodle can be set up for ALL of your meeting dates/times in Moodle (you do not have to set up an activity each time you want to take attendance. Read through the guide or watch the video for more information.
When you import: When you want to move class resources and activities from a class currently in Moodle (generally the current and within the past two academic years.
When you back up: At least twice a semester and at the end of the course. Keep only the newest copy. Backups are useful for classes you teach less than once a year. If you want to keep a back up for a future import (for content), be sure to download the backup file (.mbz) without opening it, to your computer.
When you restore: When a class is not currently in Moodle (the current and past two semesters) and you want to reuse course content from a backup.