The Blackboard Manual


Blackboard TEL Guides

Migrating Content

By default, each semester new Blackboard course areas are automatically created, and go "live" - ready for you to add new content and tools. No course materials will be copied over from old course areas, so if you want to copy over any content that is still relevant to the course you are teaching, you can use the Course Copy feature.

Set up a tool

Course Copy

Before you begin, first make sure you have access to the old new course areas you wish to copy your content over to. Click here to view instructions on how to add yourself to new course areas if you currently do not have access.

  1. Navigate to the course you wish to copy from, open the Packages and Utilities menu and click Course CopyCourse Copy link
  2. On the Copy Course screen type in the 8 digit module code and click the Browse button to locate your destination course. Leave the field blank and just click the Browse button to select from all of the courses you currently have access to:Select course to copy to
  3. In the Select Copy Options section, select only the content areas and tools you wish to copy. Please do not choose the Select All option. Pages such as Resources/Reading Lists and Announcements are already available in the new course area and so should not be copied. Assessments must be set up manually each semester and also should not be copied!Course Copy options
  4. Click the Submit button to initiate the copy process
  5. Once you have migrated your content to a new course area, you will need to update any outdated content and check any links used

See the video example below:

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