Monday, September 26, 2016

Upcoming Archive/Re​moval of Blackboard Learn Course Sites

As outlined in the NSCC Blackboard Learn Course Archive Policy, Instructional Technology and Design (ITD) is in the process of archiving older Blackboard Learn course sites and removing them from the Blackboard Learn server. We wanted to provide you with advanced notice before any course sites are deleted from the Blackboard Learn server. 

Below is an outline of the timeline for archiving and deleting courses from the Blackboard Learn server.
  • Course sites from Summer 2015 - Will be removed from the Blackboard Learn server and placed in archive on October 1, 2016. Summer 2015 courses are scheduled to be permanently deleted from archive on February 1, 2020.
  • Archived course sites from Spring 2012 - These ANGEL archived course sites will be permanently deleted from our archive drive on October 1st.
As a best practice, we always recommend that you download a copy of your Grade Center for each course at the end of the semester. This can be done in Blackboard Learn under the Full Grade Center > Work Offline > Download.

You always have the option of generating your own archive and there are several available options for storage, including:
  • Your P: Drive network folder (only accessible on campus)
  • Your Google Drive, accessible through the your  NSCC email account
  • A personal storage medium, i.e. USB drive, portable hard disk, computer, CD
  • External cloud storage solutions, available at little to no cost (such as Dropbox or SkyDrive)
Directions for generating your own course archive (content and student data) package are available at: https://goo.gl/JTwvzE. Staff members from ITD are available to assist you in archiving your Blackboard Learn course sites. If you need assistance, please email the Blackboard Learn Helpdesk at bbhelp@northshore.edu.

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us at itd@northshore.edu.