I have been working with MOODLE for about a year now. I love it. i am responsible for ensuring it runs well, create course shells, train instructors etc. My question is, I am not totally sold on the process my school uses to create courses for new terms. Our current process is..keep the old course with the former students in it. Backup and restore the old course without the students in it. Store the old course in the archives. To a certain degree this sounds good..but most of our students are gone (and out of MOODLE) within 20 or 22 months. I am wondering if this is the process everyone follows? My concerns are 1. our archives are getting huge 2. Wouldn't it be easier to take the former students out and leave the old course in place and add the new students?
All thoughts are appreciated.