Archiving, Exporting, and Importing Blackboard Learn Course Packages (How-to)

The archive course feature creates a frozen snapshot or permanent record of your course including all the content and user interactions. This includes all the content, course statistics, users, and course interactions, such as assignment submissions, discussions, and grades. When you archive a course, it isn't deleted from the system. However, when you save an archive from a course, it is saved as a ZIP file which you can download to your file storage.

The export course feature creates a ZIP file of your course content that you can import to create a new course-without any users or user interactions with the course. The export only includes what you select from the list of options. No student or participant data is included in an export.

NOTE: Blackboard Learn Ultra Courses cannot be archived or exported from within the course at this time. Please request a Blackboard Consultation for assistance with Archives, Restores, and Exports. 

How do I Archive my course?

After you archive your courses, the process will take just a few minutes to finish. You will need to refresh the page to see the archive file become available. Please save the ZIP file somewhere for safe keeping. Though deleting an archived course is not a requirement of archiving, once a course is deleted, reinstating an archived course requires a Blackboard Administrator to assist in the restore.

NOTE: Archive packages are downloaded as compressed ZIP files. Do not unzip an archive package or delete files from the package, as contents will not restore correctly.

How do I Export my course?

After you export your course, the process will take just a few minutes to finish. You will need to refresh the page to see the export file become available. Please save the ZIP file somewhere for easy access.  

NOTE: Export packages are downloaded as compressed ZIP files and are imported in the same format. Do not unzip an export package or delete files from the package, as contents will not import correctly.

How do I Import my exported course into a new course shell?

Once you have the downloaded ZIP file from the course export (see instructions above) or a course package from a textbook publisher, you can import that ZIP file into another existing course shell. See instructions for completing the course import process.


If you have any further questions, or need assistance, please schedule a Blackboard Consultation.

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Article ID: 41279
Created
Wed 10/25/17 12:51 PM
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Thu 7/29/21 10:50 AM