In order to conserve storage, ITS may Archive Blackboard classes after 5 semesters. You can retrieve the Archived content from our Blackboard Utility Package.
When you select Archived Courses in the right menu you should see a list of past courses. By clicking the listed Course ID, you can download a package file that contain all the content from the old course.
That downloaded zip file can then be imported into an active Blackboard shell.
To learn more about importing these packages, see the Blackboard help site.
Classes restored through the import process will only contain the materials that were used to teach the class. They do not contain student work or grades from the past class. If you need grades and student work from an Archived class, you will need to request an Archive restore from firstname.lastname@example.org.