Nov 022012
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Archive Course

It is recommended that you archive your course; it can serve as your historical record of course work. The archived course file contains the course material with the student course submissions (discussion, Bb quizzes/tests and assignments). It is recommended that you archive at the end of each term, once you’ve submitted student grades.

Important Note: Unlike export files, archive files need to be restored and ONLY a system administrator can restore a course.

  • From the Control Panel
  • Select Packages and Utilities
  • Select Export/Archive Course
    : If this is your first time exporting/archiving your course, you will see a message that says, “No packages exist for this course.”
  • Choose Archive Course
  • Select Copy Options
    • Select the Check box next to: “Include Grade Center History (Increases file size and processing time)
  • File Attachments
    • ChooseCopy links and include copies of the files in the course default directory
    • ChooseCopy links and include copies of the files outside of the course default directory
    • Export - File Attachments
  • Select Submit
  • A green confirmation bar appears: “Success: This action has been queued.  An email will be sent when process is complete.”
  • Wait a few minutesThen check your HVCC email for a message from Blackboard Administrator, this message will indicate that the course has been successfully archived
  • Now, return back to the course you just archived
  • Select Packages and Utilities, and then select Export/Archive Course again
    Note: Yes, you do have to enter the Export/Archive Manager for a second time.
  • Select the link for the most recent archive file package.
  • Select Save and choose a location to save the archive file to your computer (i.e. the desktop or your H: Drive). The archived file will be saved as a compressed file (.zip format). (Aren’t sure where your file saved to? Please contact us for assistance.)
  • If needed, the archived file will need to be imported by a Blackboard System Administrator – contact Distance and Online Learning Help Desk at

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 November 2, 2012  Posted by at 10:01 am End of Term Procedures, Packages and Utilities