Every year we purge old Blackboard courses. We do so to stay within our storage goals and business policy of keeping only two years of Blackboard sites in our production system. In a few short weeks, we will be purging the following courses (all of them) unless you submit a request to have your courses saved.
>>>>> The purge date is March 14th, 2014 <<<<<
- 2012 Spring Course Sites
You have 2 choices for saving your course site.
1 – Request us to save your Bb sites in Blackboard. If you choose this option you will need to list all FULL COURSE ID’s in your request submission. Here is the link to submission site
2 – Export or Archive your Bb courses offline. This is a suggested best practices for all used Blackboard courses at the end of every semester. Make sure you save all exported or archived sites on your ECU Piratedrive.
If you’d like to export or archive your own courses, it is easy.
Export: Only course content
Archive: All course content, student interactions and gradebook data
** As a general best practice we always suggest that you export and archive all courses at the end of each semester as your personal backup. **
In both an export or an archive you will be saving a .zip offline for your records. Please save these files in a secure location like Piratedrive.
- Go to the Control Panel in your Blackboard course, click Properties and Utilities.
- Click Archive course.
- Include Grade Center History if you want to save student work.
- Click Submit.
- Wait for an email confirming the archive process.
- Once you receive the email, go back to Export/Archive Course under the Control Panel. Click to download to a secure location (e.g., Pirate Drive).
Please download the one-page PDF, How to Archive Your Course for further details, including FERPA and HIPAA regulations regarding privacy. Note: The .zip file is only useful once uploaded to the Blackboard environment.
Questions? Contact Matt, Cindy, or Allen