Course Content Backup
Instructors will be able to access their past courses as an Instructor for one
academic year after they have ended for grade disputes. If instructors teach
a course more than once a year, they can back up their entire course under Export/Archive
Course in the Packages and Utilities sections of the Control Panel. Due to physical
space constraints. However, they can remove old backups or download the backups
to a local computer for further safekeeping.
It is strongly recommended that instructors keep a backup of their course, especially
if they are going to be making major changes or heavily editing the Grade Center.
Additionally, backing up a course following a large amount of student activity,
such as an exam, is advised. While weekly system-level backups are taken, the
easiest and quickest way to be certain that content is safe is to perform regular
manual backups. To backup the section, consult this
If instructors wish to develop a past course for an upcoming term, they can request
that the content be copied over by going to the
eCampus Request System. There, instructors may also request a Development
shell if they need additional time to develop their course. Course content is
available for two academic years.
Student Content Backup
If instructors would like to keep students' files after the current semester, they must keep their own records of grades and assignments. Instructors can export and save the Grade Center with Blackboard's export feature. This information can be saved as an Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. All student files uploaded as Assignments or Tests can be downloaded to a faculty member's computer and stored for future reference.