Moodle: Restore recently deleted items from the recycle bin

Accidentally delete something? It's possible for teachers to restore resources (files, URLs, etc.) and activities (assignments, quizzes, etc.) that have been deleted from a Moodle course within the last 14 days.

Before you start, you may need the following:

  • an Instructor of Record or Other Editing Teacher role in a Bryn Mawr Moodle course.
  1. Open your Moodle course.
  2. Click More in the top menu, then select Recycle Bin.
  3. You will see a list of resources and activities that have been deleted within the last 14 days: 
    1. Click  (Restore) to return a deleted item to its previous position on the course page.
    2. Click  (Delete) to delete an item permanently. 

Note: It may take a few minutes for a recently deleted activity to appear in the the Recycle Bin menu. Moodle permanently deletes items in the Recycle Bin after 14 days.

Further reading on Moodle's recycle bin


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor