Control Panel-Packages and Utilities-Export/Archive Course
The Export/ Archive Course page organizes all export and archive packages that are created from the Course. When the Course is exported or archived, a link to the package appears on this page. The Instructor may download the package to a local computer, and then use it in the future for import or restore operations. When a package is exported or archived, it does not appear on this page immediately. An email is sent to the user once the system has created the package; the user may then open this page to find the package and download it.
Note: It is recommended that packages be deleted from this page once they are downloaded. Each package counts against the Course quota; so keeping packages on this page may result in limited space to add additional content to the Course.
A zip file is a file formate for data compression. Zip files contain one or more files that have been compressed to reduce file size. Blackboard packages course archives and exports into zip file. Do not open/unzip or modify an archive or export zip file if you intend to use it in blackboard in the future.
Understanding the file name Blackboard assigns to Export and Archive zip files can help you locate missing files on your computer with a simple search. This tutorial will help you decode Blackboards file names and locate missing export or archive zip files on your computer. PDF
Download and Save the Grade Center
It is also reccomended that the Grade Center of every course taught be downloaded and saved in your course records. Follow these steps to download and save your course Grade Cente PDF.
Download an example of how to organize course materials and files on your computer. PDF