Admin tools: Course Archiver

tool_coursearchiver
Maintained by Picture of Matthew DavidsonMatthew Davidson
Archive and remove past courses with this handy tool that can also be used to send notifications to course teachers, hide courses in bulk, and has the ability for course teachers to opt out of the archiving.

Course Archiver 3.7.3 (Build: 2016090200)

Release notes

Course Archiver

This tool is used to search for courses, notify the course owners, and mass hide or archive (backup and remove) courses. The courses are stored with Moodle's backup file extension ".mbz". These files can then be manually found in the user defined folder and can be restored using Moodle's built in restore feature.

Install

copy the coursearchiver folder into the admin/tool folder.

Settings

Folder path

A folder created within the moodledata folder. The tool will create this folder, however it is recommended that the folder be created outside the moodledata folder, and a shortcut be placed in the moodledata folder.

Course Hide Email

This is the template email that will be sent to the owners of the selected courses to notify them that their course(s) will be hidden. There are two required variables in the email %to (name of the recipient) and %courses (a list of courses with mailto hyperlinks to notify the site administrator that the user wishes to opt out)

Course Archive Email

This is the template email that will be sent to the owners of the selected courses to notify them that their course(s) will be archived. There are two required variables in the email %to (name of the recipient) and %courses (a list of courses with mailto hyperlinks to notify the site administrator that the user wishes to opt out)

Course opt out persistence

A course can be opted out of the archival process and future archiver searches. This setting determines how many months the opt out with last.

Archive deletion delay

When an archived file is selected for deletion, the actual removal of the file will be delayed by x days.

Archive search limiter

Archives can get very large. This limits the amount of records returned to screen at one time.

Moodle 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Version information

Version build number
2019062700
Version release name
3.7.3 (Build: 2016090200)
Can be updated from
2.x (Build: 2015110501), 2.x (Build: 2015110901), 2.x (Build: 2015111301), 2.x (Build: 2015111601), 2.x (Build: 2016011801), 2.x (Build: 2016012500), 3.x (Build: 2016090200), 3.x (Build: 2016090200), 3.x (Build: 2016090200), 3.x (Build: 2016090200), 3.x (Build: 2016090200), 3.2.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.2.2 (Build: 2016090200), 3.2.2 (Build: 2016090200), 3.3.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.3.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.3.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.3.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.3.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.3.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.3.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.5.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.5.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.5.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.5.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.5.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.5.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.6.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.6.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.6.2 (Build: 2016090200), 3.6.2 (Build: 2016090200), 3.7.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.7.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.7.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.7.1 (Build: 2016090200), 3.7.2 (Build: 2016090200)
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
2f854d49cd1bec3864c8c2c700ee6c60
Supported software
Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.4, Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7
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  • This is the latest release for Moodle 3.7

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Admin tools

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "mytool") in the "admin/tool" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation