Restoring Nexus Course Backups


Instructions to restore your course from a backup.


Where can a Nexus course backup be restored to?

We recommend that Nexus course backup files are restored to an empty course. While a course backup file can technically be restored to any Nexus course, it is not recommended. Please contact LDDI to have an empty course created for you at

How to restore a Nexus course backup:

1.  Login to Nexus and go to your home page.

2. From Course navigation go to [More] select [Course reuse].

3. From the dropdown menu, select [Restore]. You will see the area to drag and drop your backup, as well as any backups you may have created. Find the course you'd like to include then click the [Restore] button.

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

5. On the Destination page, select [Restore as a new course] then click [Next] at the bottom of the page.



6. Under Course Settings and Schema, review the course options and when finished click [Next] at the bottom of the page.

Once confirmed, click [Perform Restore] at the bottom of the page.

7. 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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