If you would like to keep an archive of the course, follow these instructions:

1. Go to your course’s Control Panel and select “Packages and Utilities” and then “Export/Archive Course”

2. Click the “Archive” button, select options, and hit “Submit.”

3. After you’ve received your confirmation e-mail that the course has been archived (usually within 10-20 minutes), go back to “Export/Archive Course” in your Control Panel.

4. Left-click the archived .zip file and save it to your desktop.


An archive .zip file contains the course content in a format that is not directly readable. You will need to contact the CTLT if you need to get to this information in the future.

If you have questions about UR Blackboard policy, archiving your course, or anything not fully clear to you, please do not hesitate to contact your CTLT liaison, or view the Blackboard policy for faculty on the IS web site: http://is.richmond.edu/academic/blackboard.html.