Removal of archived Moodle courses

The Moodle of the University of Oulu and Oamk uses an automatic removal process for archived Moodle course areas. Archived Moodle courses with an end date before 2023 will be deleted at the end of 2023.

What is archiving?

When teaching and learning activities on a Moodle course end, the teacher takes care of archiving it. An archived Moodle course can be identified from the red ARCHIVE watermark on the front page of the course, and its start and end dates have been added to the end of the course name. The contents of an archived Moodle course are frozen, and it will be automatically removed from Moodle at the end of the following calendar year.

List of archived Moodle courses to be removed

For more information on archiving, see Student's guide: Archiving and removal process for old Moodle courses (

Save your study attainments

If you want to keep the study attainments you have uploaded to Moodle, make sure that they are also stored on your own device or in the cloud service you use. Study attainments uploaded to a Moodle course will be permanently deleted from Moodle when the archived course is removed.

If you wish, you can compile your study attainments from your entire study period into a portfolio. Services such as Office 365 Education (O365) and Google Workspace for Education can be used to create a portfolio. If you want to keep your study attainments permanently, use a service that you will be able to use also after your studies.

Last updated: 13.12.2023