Blackboard courses are retained on the server for 2 years after the end of the semester in which they are taught. A course taught in the fall of 2014 will be retained until after the Fall 2016 semester.
We know there are courses that fall outside this retention window that faculty wish to keep and to facilitate that we mark the courses we intend to delete and then give faculty the chance to indicate the ones that should not be deleted.
This year, the courses that have been marked for deletion have TO_DELETE in their title and a category of TO_REMOVE_20141129.
If one of your courses has been marked for deletion, you can still save it. There are 2 ways this can happen. You can either take an export of the course and save it on your own computer or remove the TO_REMOVE_20141129 category from the course which will leave it on the system for another semester (in which you would have to repeat this process).
Basic instructions below or view the Detailed Instructions.
The export does not happen immediately and can take some time, depending on the size of the course. Once it has finished, you will receive an email. To download the export of the course:
TO_REMOVE_20141129 category from the course. Basic instructions below or view the Detailed Instructions.
This next step is for those users who wish to change the course title back to what it was (without the TO_DELETE). Also, you use Panopto for this course you will need to complete this step if you would like to keep this course associated with the content from Panopto. Your content will still be present on the Panopto server, just this course will not have access to it.
If there are other courses that you would like to remove, that have not been automatically marked for deletion, you may do so. While you are able to remove courses in the current term, they will be recreated in the system based on the Enrollment Population schedule. Basic instructions below or view the Detailed Instructions.