Q. How do I import archived content into a Blackboard class shell?


Importing Archived Course Content

A course import package is a .zip file of exported course content. Importing a course package into an existing course copies the content of the package into the existing course. Import packages do not include user enrollments or records, such as discussion board posts and assessment attempts.

Never upload an exported course package that has been edited since it was created and downloaded. Opening the .zip file and changing any of the files in the exported course package will result in unstable and unpredictable behavior when the course is imported.

Complete the following steps to Import a Course Package:

  1. From the Control Panel, under Packages and Utilities, click Import Package / View Logs.

  2. Click Import Package.

  3. Provide the path to the course package or click Browse to search for the package.

  4. Select the course materials to include.

  5. Click Submit.

About Content Areas

Content from menu content areas that have the same name in the package as in the existing course will be added in the same content area. Nothing will be removed from the course and replaced with content from the package. Imported content is appended to existing content in the same content area.

About Discussion Board Forums

Discussion board forums are copied, but only the initial thread in each forum is included.

About Course Links

Links to parts of a course that are not imported will break when the links appear in the destination course. For example, if there is a link to a test in a content area and assessments are not imported, the link to the test is broken.


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

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