Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

Blackboard Export & Import

Exporting Course Materials from Blackboard 9
  1. From your old course site on the Blackboard 9 server (http://courses.maine.edu), go to Control Panel > Packages and Utilities > Export/Archive Course.
  2. Click Export, then select the Course Materials from Step 3 that you wish to have exported from the course and click Submit.
  3. It may take some time for your content to be exported, depending on the size of your file.  You will receive an email from the Blackboard system when the export has been completed.
  4. Go back into Control Panel > Packages and Utilities > Export/Archive Course.  You will know see a .zip file of the data.

    file export example
  5. Right click on the file link and select either "Save File As" or "Download Linked File As" (depending on operating system).  Save the file to your desktop or downloads folder for later import.

Importing Course Materials in Blackboard 9
  1. From your new site on the Blackboard 9 server (http://courses.maine.edu), go to Control Panel > Packages and Utilities > Import Package / View Logs.
  2. Click Import Package, then Browse and find the file you exported.
  3. Select the content (the .zip file created during export) that you want to import and click Submit. You'll receive a confirmation by email when this process is complete. It may take some time for your content to be imported, depending on the size of your export file.  BE PATIENT!
  4. Once completed, you should see your content in the new course site.