Monthly Archives: October 2013

SabaMeeting Survey: Help us better serve you

October 17, 2013

ECU Faculty, Staff, and Students:

Over the last year, SabaMeeting (formerly Centra) has hosted more than 5,300 meetings for 500+ faculty & staff and over 5,000 students. We are continuously working to improve the services provided by SabaMeeting in order to help you meet your educational objectives. With that in mind, we would like to hear about your experiences using SabaMeeting. If you are a SabaMeeting user, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. All responses will be kept confidential; however, if you would like to be contacted regarding SabaMeeting, please do feel free to include your contact information in the space provided for the last question. Your feedback on this survey will help us to better serve you.  Thank you!

 >> Click here to start the SabaMeeting Survey <<

Or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Blackboard Course Purge: 2011 Summer and 2011 Fall courses

October 2, 2013

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  October 23rd, 2013  <<<<< 

  • 2011 Summer #1 semester
  • 2011 Summer #2 semester
  • 2011 Full Term Summer semester
  • 2011 Fall 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:

>>>  <<<

2 – Export or Archive your Bb courses offline.  This is a suggested best practice for all used Blackboard courses at the end of every semester. Make sure you save all exported or archived sites on your ECU Piratedrive.

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 us at