Bb Course Purge – 2015 All Summer and Fall courses / 2016 Spring courses


Every year we purge old Blackboard courses. We do so to stay inline with 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.

  • 2015 – all Summer and Fall courses sites
  • 2016 – all Spring sites

This purge ONLY affects the mentioned courses.  If you would like to save any of the courses from the semesters mentioned you will need to fill out the following survey.

 The purge date is May 25th, 2018.

To save any courses from please fill out the following survey – please do this before 5/20/2018. 

You will need to submit the FULL COURSE ID of any courses you would like to save. If the full course id is not submitted it is possible we might miss the course and not save it. 

Submit courses from the summer and fall of 2015  and spring 2016 that you want to save to the following link.

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

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.

  1. Go to the Control Panel in your Blackboard course, click Properties and Utilities.
  2. Click Archive course.
  3. Include Grade Center History if you want to save student work.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Wait for an email confirming the archive process.
  6. 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 back to the Blackboard environment. Blackboard vendor tutorial. 

Questions? Contact Matt or Adam or