Can you backup posted announcements and then restore them into a new course? I create about 40 announcements each time I teach and would like to not have to recreate these announcements every time. Help!
You could create a backup of posted announcements by backing up the forum and including user data. However, when you restore the backup file, all users enrolled in the original course would be enrolled in the new course! Thus, you should create the announcements in a course with no other enrolled users.
An alternative to using backup and restore functionality would be to keep your original course with announcements forum hidden, and then copy and paste each announcement when you need it.