How to Archive a Blackboard Course  

The archive course feature creates a permanent record of a course including all the content and user interactions. Archived courses are saved as ZIP files. When you archive a course, it isn't deleted from the system.

All files within the course are included in the archive, even if a file wasn't linked in the course.

Control Panel > Packages and Utilities > Export/Archive Course 

Archive Course Menu Navigation

  1. On the Export/Archive Course page, select Archive Course.
  2. On the Archive Course page, optionally select the check box for Include Grade Center History. The file size and processing time will increase. 
  3. In the File Attachments section, include only the links to course files or include the links and copies of the course files content. 
    • For Copy links and include copies of the content, select Calculate Size to be sure that the package size doesn't exceed the displayed Allowed package size. 
    • To remove files and folders from the package, select Manage Package Contents (optional, not recommended). 
  • Select Submit.
  • Submit Options Menu

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