Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
CELTIC is attached to the Ryan Library Building- not far from the main entrance to campus
Phone: (914) 633-2146
The archive course feature creates a single .zip file containing all of your site's content. If you open the file on your computer, you won't find a format that you can reuse outside of Blackboard. The archive is designed to be reused in a new Blackboard site, in the event you need to retrieve it in the future.
Blackboard archive files are .zip format, meaning all content is compressed into a single zipped file for storage and later restoration if necessary into the Blackboard system.
Blackboard archive files must remain untouched once you have saved them locally. If you unzip an archive file, it will be rendered unusable by Blackboard.
Therefore, the procedure for archiving or saving a course site’s complete content would be:
1. Instructor archives course to .zip format
2. Instructor saves .zip file locally
3. BB Administrator deletes course sites
4. Instructor provides archive .zip file to BB administrator to restore if needed in future