The Export Course feature creates a package of the course content
that can later be imported into Blackboard and used to teach another course
with the same content. Unlike the Archive Course feature, the Export
Course feature does not include the records of any user interactions with
the course -- it only includes the contents of the course.
The Export Course feature is useful when course materials will be
reused at a later time to teach a new group of students. This is in contrast to
the Archive Course feature which is useful in preserving a record of a course
after it has been taught.
After the selections for Export Course
are submitted, the system creates the Export
package. When the package is complete, an email alert is sent to the faculty
member. After the email is received, the faculty should open the Export / Archive Manager and download
the Export package to the local computer. Export packages are saved as a .ZIP
It is important that an Export package is not unzipped or any files removed
from the package, otherwise the package will not be imported correctly.