Restoring Nexus Course Backups

Where can a Nexus course backup be restored to?

ITS Recommends a Nexus course backup file get restored to an empty course. While a course backup file can technically be restored to any Nexus course, it is not recommended. Please contact ITS to have an empty course created for you at or ext. 6400.

How to restore a Nexus course backup:

1. Log in to Nexus at and find the course that you would like to restore from the backup.

2. Click on the Gear icon in the top right corner, and click on [Restore].

5. At the top of the page, either drag and drop your backup file into the box or click on [Choose a file…] and locate the backup on your computer.

6. The backup file will show its progress uploading. Once it is finished, click the [Restore] button.

7. Review the material that will be restored into the course on the Backup Details page, then click [Continue] at the bottom of the page.

8. Under Restore into this course, click on [Continue].

9. Under Restore Settings, ensure that everything you need is checked, then click [Next] at the bottom of the page.

10. Under Course Settings, there are many options that can be changed. You can edit the name of the course or exclude certain items from the restore. Once you have made any needed changes, click [Next] at the bottom of the page.

11. Under Backup Settings you can review what will be restored into the course from the backup. Once confirmed, click [Perform Restore] at the bottom of the page.

12. Under Restore roll mappings, leave the options at their defaults and click [Continue] at the bottom of the page.

13. The restore will now begin and show its completed progress. When complete, click the [Continue] button to go to the newly restored course.

If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.


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