How Long Course Sites Stay on Blackboard

Course sites are kept on Blackboard for 4 academic years. 

Every year, the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning archives courses more than 4 years old, then deletes the course sites from Blackboard. 

For this reason, CETL recommends downloading a copy of your Grade Center as an Excel file at the end of every term for archival purposes. You may also want to download and store a copy of the course syllabus. If accreditation reports for your program have particular requirements (samples of student work, for example), we recommend downloading those as well.

Faculty who need to recover a course more than 4 years old should see our page on how to recover an old course.