Add Multiple Files to the Content Collection

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The Upload Package feature of the Content Collection allows an instructor to upload multiple files and folders.  This can save you significant time over uploading one file at a time.

Creating a Package File

In Blackboard a Package File is a Compressed folder (Windows) or an Archive (Mac OS) that ends in .zip, which contain a number of files potentially organized into folders.  Generally most current Operating Systems allow you to create these Package files without the need for other software. This is done by selecting a number of files or folders and selecting the appropriate action via a secondary menu, i.e. right or control clicking.  Once you have created the Package file you can upload it to Blackboard, where upon completion it will unpack the file contents, including any folders into the current directory.

To or upload a package file to your Content Collection:

  1. Click the Content tab at the top right-hand corner of the window.
  2. Choose the appropriate Area of the Content Collection.
  3. Hover your cursor over the Upload button, and select Upload Package from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click the Browse button to locate the .zip file on your computer.
  5. Leave the Select File Name Encoding on the Default.
  6. Click Submit.  Depending on the size of the file this process may take a few minutes.