How do I recover a deleted Activity or Resource

If you accidentally deleted an activity (assignment, forum, quiz) or resource (file, label, URL), you can restore it from the course recycle bin. Deleted items may take a few minutes to show up in the recycle bin after being deleted. They are recoverable for up to 4 weeks (28 days) from when they are deleted, at which point they are permanently deleted.

Note: If you delete content within an activity such as forum posts, or student submissions in an assignment or quiz attempts, instead of the entire activity, they are deleted for good and will not be found in the Recycle bin.

To access recycle bin:

  1. From the course home page, click on the More icon on the top menu bar. Then select Recycle bin from the drop down menu. If you have never deleted an activity or resource in your course within the last 28 days, the link to the Recycle bin will not be available in the drop down menu. The link to the Recycle bin becomes available only if there are any items in the bin.Screenshot of top menu on eclass page with More icon highlighted and Recycle bin option chosen

  2. In the recycle bin page, you will find a list of items that have been deleted. These items can be further purged for good, or restored back to the course page.
    Screenshot of recycle bin page on eclass

  3. To restore a deleted item, click the Restore icon.
    Screenshot of restore icon on recycle bin page beside activity highlighted

    This will refresh the page with a notification that the items has been successfully restored.
    Screenshot of recovery message from recycle bin

  4. You can verify this by clicking Back to Course link at the bottom of the page. The item will be restored to the section from where it was deleted from.

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