mbex Moodle Backup Extractor


mbex is a tool to extract module information from a Moodle backup file (.mbz).





Moodle is one of the most popular Virtual Learning Environments used in colleges, universities and institutions around the world. It uses a special file type (MBZ) to create backups for your projects.

mbex (Moodle Backup Extractor) is a tiny tool that extracts content from MBZ files.

It extracts the following:

  • The structure of the module (sections)
  • The description of the sections
  • Files
  • Labels
  • URL
  • The description of the activities and resources


Fig 1: The main form of mbex


Fig 2: The folder structure of the extracted content mirrors the structure of the Moodle page



Release Notes


mbex is not free for every use.

  • If you are a freelancer you can use the tool freely for personal use
  • If you wish to use mbex in your institution, please get in touch here: contact@kouraklis.com

Comments and Feedback

Please forward any comments or feedback to contact@kouraklis.com

Features and Bugs

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