Category Archives: Course Purge

Blackboard Course Purge from 2009,2010,2011

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 18th, 2013  <<<<<

  • 2009 Fall semester
  • 2010 Spring semester 
  • 2010 Summer #1 semester
  • 2010 Summer #2 semester
  • 2010 Full Term Summer semester
  • 2010 Fall semester
  • 2011 Spring semester

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
—>>>   https://ecu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8wyHalKtQRLOzlP

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

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 to the Blackboard environment.

Questions? Contact Matt, Cindy, or Allen

longm@ecu.edu or bowersc@ecu.edu or dennisa@ecu.edu

Blackboard Support Email: ecublackboard@ecu.edu

Notice: Purging Old Courses | How to Archive Your Course(s)

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 Summer 2009 and Spring 2010. The purge date is October 5th, 2012.

To save any courses from Summer 2009 or Spring 2010, please fill out the following survey – please do this before 10/05/12:

https://ecu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bdSRsefePVe5YzO

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 to the Blackboard environment.

Questions? Contact Matt, Cindy, or Allen

longm@ecu.edu or bowersc@ecu.edu or dennisa@ecu.edu

Blackboard Support Email: ecublackboard@ecu.edu

Blackboard Course Purge on 4/14/2011

Hello Blackboard Faculty –

On 4/14/2011 (extended from 4/08/11) we will be purging a good amount of ECU Blackboard sites.  We are doing so to keep within our storage limits and business policy of keeping only 2 years worth of Blackboard sites in our production system.  Some of you may want to save some of your 2007, 2008 and Spring 2009 sites.  That’s perfectly fine.  To do so, you will simply need to submit those past Bb course ID’s — fill out the form HERE by end of business on 4/14/2011.  By doing this, you ensure that your past course(s) will not be deleted on our purge date  (4/14/2011 ). If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to give me a call or email.  252-328-9074 / longm@ecu.edu

In summary:
On 4/14/2011 we will be purging ALL courses from the following semesters, unless you request your past course(s) to be saved.

  • 2007 Fall
  • 2008 Spring
  • 2008 Summer (SS#1, SS#2 and Full term)
  • 2008 Fall
  • 2009 Spring

If you have any questions, contact Matt Long, longm@ecu.edu (328-9074) or Cindy Bowers, bowersc@ecu.edu (252-328-9167).