Moodle to Canvas Course Back-Up & Import Request



Some faculty may want to migrate handouts, assignments and other activities from an archived Moodle site associated with a previous term.

NOTE: The Moodle archive will be de-commissioned in December 2018. You will need to migrate any desired content out of Moodle before then.De-commissioning is part of the approved migration to Canvas timeline. You may either request assistance from the Help Desk:


  1. Create a Canvas site for your course
  2. If the Canvas site is not intended to be associated with a course in Banner, contact the HelpDesk (see above).
  3. To access the Institute’s Moodle archive, you will need to be on campus and on the campus network, or you will need to be logged into the Middlebury VPN. Here are directions for logging into the VPN.
  4. Once logged in, you will go through steps to backup and export your course content from Moodle – see: Moodle doc on Course Backup
  5. Download the backup file (.zip)
  6. Import into Canvas – see: Canvas Guide on Importing from Moodle to Canvas