Export Your Course

The Export Course feature creates a package of the Course content that can later be used as a backup and imported later. It is important to note that Export Course does not include any user interactions with the Course—it only includes the content and the tools.

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.

EXPORT

To save your course or course content for backup or re-use in a different/later course, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Blackboard.
  2. Select the course you wish to export.
  3. Click on "Control Panel" in the Tools menu.
  4. Click on "Packages and Utilities" in the section of the Control Panel.
  5. Click "Export/Archive" link.
  6. Then click the "Export Package" button on the Export/Archive course page.
  7. Select the course materials you wish to export by selecting the check boxes.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. If the activity was successful, you will receive a green inline confirmation saying, "Success: This action has been queued. An email will be sent when the process is complete."
  10. This page confirms that your export was created successfully and that you will be notified by email that your file is ready, (please wait for the export file to be created. Return to this page to download the file.)
  11. Refresh the webpage. An export .zip file will display on the Export page.
  12. Click on the ExportFile.zip and Save the file to your local computer.
  13. Once you have saved the file to your computer, you can choose just to store these files, or you may use this ExportFile.zip to import to a blank destination course.
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    For Printable directions to Export_Import Packages (PDF)

Import Package

The Import Package feature allows the instructor to use the Export file from an older course to import to a new course. You will need the saved .ZIP file that you exported.

IMPORT PACKAGE

To add course content from a backup or to re-use in a different/later course, follow these steps

  1. Log in to Blackboard.
  2. Enter the destination course for the imported content..
  3. Click on "Control Panel" in the Tools menu.
  4. Click on "Packages and Utilities" in the section of the Control Panel.
  5. Then click the "Import Package/View Logs" link.
  6. Click on the action button, “Import Package.”
  7. Select the Package by click the “Browse My Computer” button and opening the save Export file.
  8. Select the course materials you wish to import by selecting the check boxes.
  9. Click Submit.
  10. If the activity was successful, you will receive a green inline confirmation saying, "Success: This action has been queued. An email will be sent when the process is complete."
  11. Refresh the webpage. You will soon see the changes that you took on the import in your destination course.