Export Blackboard Course Materials Before August 15th

Blackboard in a circle with a line through itAs the countdown clock on the Blackboard log-in page should tell you, we have now completed our conversion to Canvas for our Learning Management System. While the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will have access to Blackboard for grade challenges until the end of the Spring 2017 semester, regular access for faculty, staff, and students will end on August 15, 2016.

Please save any course materials you might have in Blackboard before that date. As a reminder, we began use of this version of Blackboard with courses in Summer 2011, so you may have content as old as that to extract from Blackboard. These materials can be exported, then saved in Box and later imported into Canvas. Directions are available online: https://stedwards.instructure.com/courses/5655/pages/exporting-copies-of-your-course-to-box

We know it’s the summer, so if you haven’t exported your course materials and can’t before August 15, 2016, all is not lost. It will just require an extra step to access your materials. If you need to retrieve course materials in Blackboard after August 15, please contact OIT Support: