Bb Courses Older than 6 Yrs to Be Deleted after 6/15/2014

4-Bb_newLogo_posDear Faculty,

In an effort to clear space on the Blackboard server and ensure service stability throughout the year, courses older than 6 years will be permanently deleted from the Blackboard server. This deletion will include all 2007 and 2008 courses from Blackboard. This process will be taking place after June 15, 2014.

We ask that faculty take a few moments to review their list of courses on Blackboard and check to see if they have access to courses from 2007 or 2008. If so, prior to June 15, 2014, please make sure to save any documents or files within those courses that you would like to retain a copy of, locally to your computers. Users also have the option of archiving their courses locally to their computer if they wish to retain a copy of the course shells that will be marked for deletion. Be advised that archiving a course does not allow the user to view the course on their computer. It simply keeps a copy of the course shell that could be imported back into Blackboard at a later date if needed under the guidance of the Blackboard administrator.

View a short 3-minute video tutorial on how to archive an old course: http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r91/movies/bb91_utilities_copy_archive_course_package.htm

To archive an old course:

  1. access the course you wish to archive
  2. under the Control Panel area, select “Packages and Utilities,” then select “Export/Archive”
  3. click on “Archive,” then “Submit”

You will see a notification that the action has been queued and you will receive an email when the process is complete. Once you receive an email confirmation, return to the “Export/Archive” area of your course. There will be a link to a zip file that you can download locally to your computer.

If you have any questions regarding the deletion of old courses, please contact the ITS helpdesk for assistance. We thank you for your continued cooperation.

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