Managing Your Course

Course Export/Import

Follow these instructions to download materials and Blackboard course structure (blogs, discussions, tests) from one course shell and import them into another. You can transfer a course from one semester to the next or transfer one course into multiple sections.

Important: If material is missing from the course shell after receiving the confirmation email, DO NOT re-import the course.  The import process may still be processing in the system.  If the material does not appear after 24 hours, contact CDE Support.

Exporting Your Course

1. Log in to Blackboard and select a course you want to transfer. This is your source course.

screen image showing list of available courses

2. Go to Control Panel and select Packages and Utilities.

3. Select Export/Archive Course.

Control Panel Export/Archive option

4. Select Export Course Package.

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5. Scroll to section 2 of the Export Course page. For the Course Files Default Directory, select Copy links and include copies of the files in the course default directory. For the Files Outside of the Course Default Directory, select Copy links and include copies of the files outside of the course default directory.

Copy links to Course Files

6. Scroll to section 3 and choose which materials and items you want to transfer from the list. To transfer the entire course, make sure every box is checked.

Select Course Materials for Export

7. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

Click the Submit Button

8. In a little while, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that the export package was created. Please wait to receive this confirmation before proceeding. It may take a few hours for the confirmation to be sent, especially during high traffic times on Blackboard.

e-mail confirmation of Export Package

9. Once you have received the confirmation e-mail, go back to the Packages and Utilities section and select Export/Archive course. You will see a .zip package with a time stamp of the time you first created the export package. Click on name of the .zip package file.

Export Archive .zip file

10. A dialog box will open, asking you to either save or open the file. Choose Save File.

saving the zip file

11. The .zip package will save to the place chosen as your default location. In this example, the file was saved to the desktop of the local computer.

location of zip file on local computer

You have now completed the export process.

Importing Your Course

1. Log in to Blackboard and choose the course you want to transfer into. This is your destination course.

2. Go to the Control Panel and select Import Package/View Logs.

Control Panel Import Package/View Logs option

2. Select Import Package.

Select Import Package

3. Scroll to section 2. Choose Browse My Computer to find the .zip file you saved to your desktop.

selecting the zip file to upload

4. Scroll to section 3 and choose from the list which materials you want to transfer. To transfer the entire course, make sure every box is checked.

Select Course Materials for Import

5. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

Click the Submit Button

6. The action will queue and you will receive a green confirmation bar.

green confirmation bar in browser window

7. In a little while, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that the course was successfully imported. Please wait to receive this confirmation before proceeding. It may take a few hours for the confirmation to be sent, especially during high traffic times on Blackboard.

e-mail confirmation of import package

You have now completed the import process.