Center for Instructional Development & Technology

Course Archiving


Important Information!

Dec 26-30, Blackboard will be DOWN for an update! We will also be clearing out old courses at that time. We will archive courses from Spring 2015 forward so that you will still be able to request copies of these courses. We will not be archiving older courses, but if you would like to save your course for your records, instructions for archiving are below.

Spring 2017 courses will be archived after taking BlackBoard offline so that all work done will be safe. These courses will be restored to your course list for you to continue working with as of Dec 31. (If you have prior courses that are still open due to a student completing an incomplete, please inform us of this so that those courses can be restored with the batch of Spring 2017 courses.)

Upon returning Dec 31, you will not have old courses in your course list. We will provide a course request option to restore old (Spring 2015 and forward) courses to your list if you want them there.

If you would like to create a personal repository of courses outside of BlackBoard, you might consider creating a CourseSites account. (Southeastern will not have access to this account.)

If you feel that the week of Dec 26-30 must be used for preparing your courses, you could upload your courses to CourseSites for work during that week and then move them back into BlackBoard on Dec 31. (If you choose to take advantage of this option, please let us know so that we can create an empty shell for your course upload to avoid duplicating items when copied on top of the pre-existing course.)

If you have a BlackBoard site for an organization (or any course that does not have a semester code, such as 142S)  that needs to be saved and restored with Spring 2017 courses, please reply to this email to make sure I have it on my list!

If you would prefer to take these steps with support from CIDT, you are welcome to drop in at the following times, or schedule an alternative time that works best for you.

December 7, 1:00 – 2:00pm

December 8, 3:00 – 4:00pm

December 13, 3:00 – 4:00pm

To Archive Your Course, follow the instructions below:


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Although we will be archiving courses from Spring 2015 forward, you may still want to archive these courses for the sake of retaining a copy for personal use and history.