Q. How do I export content from a Blackboard class shell?


Exporting Course Content

The export course feature creates a package of the course content that you can import and use to teach another course with the same content. Unlike the archive course feature, the export course feature does not include any user interactions with the course—it only includes the content and the tools.

Files within Course Files that are not used in the course or not linked in the course are not included when exporting.

Export packages are downloaded as compressed ZIP files and are imported in the same format. Do not unzip an export package or delete files from the package, otherwise the package will not be imported correctly.

Complete the following steps to export course content:

To access the Export/Archive Course page:

  1. On the Control Panel, expand the Packages and Utilities section and click Export/Archive Course.

  2. On the Export/Archive Course page, click Export Package on the Action Bar.

  3. On the Export Course page, select whether to include only the links to course files or to include the links and copies of the course files content.

    If you select Copy links and include copies of the content, click Calculate Size to ensure that the package size does not exceed the displayed Allowed package size. To remove files and folders from the package, clickManage Package Contents.

  4. In the Select Course Materials section, select the check boxes for each course area and tool to export.

  5. Click the Submit button.

NOTE: When you export or archive a package, it does not appear on this page immediately. An email is sent to you as soon as the system has created the package. Then, open this page to find the package and download it.


  • Last Updated Jan 14, 2019
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  • Answered By Jason Zapf

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