Blackboard 9: Course Archive

How/When do I archive my course site?

To archive your site, do the following:

  1. In the Control Panel area, click on Packages and Utilities.
  2. Click on Export/Archive Course.
  3. You will receive an email message stating that the process has been completed.
  4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to access the .zip file. Click on the file and save it to your desktop. Then copy the .zip package to a safe place such as a CD. Do not select the option to automatically open the .zip file. Only a Blackboard system administrator can restore the data from your archive.

The VCCS backs up the Blackboard server regularly to allow restoration of all courses in the event of a catastrophic failure.