Saying Goodbye to Blackboard

by Christine Scherer

On August 31, 2015, Northwestern University will no longer use or access Blackboard. In SPS, all online courses have been migrated to Canvas as of Summer Quarter 2015, but individual instructors may still have information in their archived Blackboard course sites. NUIT has provided guides for how to back up information from a Blackboard course, as well as how to create a record of a full course site.

NUIT’s Canvas site explains how to save this information. Follow the steps for Saving Course Files if you just want to preserve individual course assets, such as readings or handouts. If you need a record of the entire site, including assignments, discussion boards, and quizzes, follow the steps for Exporting a Package.

NUIT also advises that you back up your grades if you used Blackboard during Fall 2014, Winter 2015, or Spring 2015. They have provided instructions for how to save your Blackboard grades here.

If you have any problems or need assistance in backing up Blackboard information, please contact NUIT at consultant@northwestern.edu or 847-491-4357.



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