Blackboard Course Retention Policy Policy Name Blackboard Course Retention Policy Policy Approved: December 2008 Course sites contained in Iona College's Blackboard learning management system will be retained for 2 years and then deleted. Deletion means permanently removing the course site and its contents from the Blackboard system. Instructors will have an option to retain older courses through the Blackboard archive feature. This policy is effective for all course sites contained in Blackboard. Instructors will be notified by email at lease twice prior to deletion.