Export Course Material

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Instructors can EXPORT selected course materials for archiving purposes, or to reuse existing course content within a new course shell. Course EXPORT files are saved as zipped files and can be downloaded to a local computer or saved to Blackboard’s CONTENT COLLECTION.

A course export file does not include student enrolment information, nor does it include user interactions within the course. To create a record of course content, student enrolment and course interactions, instructors should create a COURSE ARCHIVE.

A zipped export file should not be opened or altered, as this file is intended to be machine readable to facilitate transfer between IT systems. Instructors should download the GRADE CENTER separately in order to have a copy of student grades that can be opened on a local computer.

To Create a Course Export:

  1. Go to the Control Panel from within your course page.
  2. Click on Packages and Utilities, and then select Export/Archive Course.
  3. On the next page, click the Export button.
  4. Next to Course Files Default Directory, verify that Copy links and Include Copies of the Files in the Course Default Directory has been selected. This will copy course links and files from the current course folder into the destination course and Content folder.
  5. Next to Files Outside of the Course Files Default Directory, verify that Copy links and Include Copies of the Files in the Course Default Directory has been selected. This will copy course links and files from the current course folder into the destination course and Content folder.
  6. Tick the boxes next to the content to be exported.
  7. Click Submit. A confirmation screen will appear once the system has received the export request.
  8. Once the Export operation has completed a link to a .zip file containing exported course content will be available. You may need to click the Refresh button or click on Export/Archive Course under Packages and Utilities again to see the link to the .zip file. Click this link to download this file to your computer.

Please Note:

  • When the export has completed you will receive an email message. This email message will note that the export file is available for download.
  • It may take some time following the receipt of this email for the export file to be created depending on the course file size.