How to Export Your Course

Exporting a course is a great way to save your work if you'd like to keep a digital archive of the materials. Student data and grades are not included in course exports.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. On the bottom left of your course site, under the Control Panel, click to expand Packages and Utilities, then click Export/Archive Course
    Course management menu highlighting the Export/Archive course link
     
  2. Select Export Package. 
    Export/Archive Course page with the Export Package button highlighted
     
  3. Select the second option on each of the File Attachments options. Then select Calculate Size and make sure that your course is under 1GB. 
    File Attachments menu highlighting the selected options

    Please Note: If your course is larger than 1GB it cannot be re-imported to Blackboard successfully. Access the course Content Collection and remove any unnecessary or duplicated files to reduce the course size. See How to Clean Up Course Files for detailed instructions.
  4. Choose the sections and content areas of your course that you would like to export. Select all that apply, and then click Submit
    Select Course Materials menu with all items selected
     
  5. Next, you'll see a success bar at the top of the page. It can take up to 30 minutes for your course to export. An email will be delivered to you when the operation is complete. 
    Success: This action has been queued. An email will be sent when the process is complete. 
     
  6. After you receive the notification email, back on the Export/Archive Course page there will be a link to download the export package. Simply click on the link to download the zip package to your computer, but make sure you don't open the file. The package must stay zipped to preserve the content and functionality with Blackboard; if the package is opened you must follow this process again and re-download a new zip package.
    Exported file link highlighted on the Export/Archive Course page
Warning! Do not open the zip package after downloading. The package must stay zipped to preserve the content and functionality with Blackboard; if the package is opened you must follow this process again and re-download a new zip package. If you are a Mac user, you will need to change your Safari settings to stop the automatic unzipping of package files
Tip: We recommend saving your course export package to your OneDrive for Business account. Log in to your Office 365 account, click the OneDrive icon, and click the Upload button to select the file. See How to Store Files in OneDrive for Business for detailed instructions.

 


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