Blackboard will no longer be used for classes starting with Summer 2016 classes. That doesn’t mean Blackboard will disappear completely. It will be available for grade challenges and for access to content until the end of the Spring 2017 semester.
We highly recommend exporting course content from Blackboard as soon as possible. When you export course content it is saved in a zipped file that you can store on your computer or in Box. That zipped file can then be used to import content into Canvas. You should go ahead and export all of the Blackboard courses that you might teach in the future. Saving the exported file in Box will allow you to access the file for import into Canvas in future semesters. You can only import files into courses that already exist in Canvas (i.e. Summer and Fall 2016 classes).
If you need assistance exporting your content or importing it into Canvas please contact OIT Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.