Migrate Course Files

From Blackboard to Canvas

Instructors can choose to either download one course file at a time, or select folders and multiple course files to download. 

Things to Note:

  • Review all Blackboard course files and folders and remove any duplicates before downloading.
  • ​Downloading a folder or multiple files at once will create a zip file.
  • Folder hierarchy can be included in zip file.
  • Student grades, submissions, and activity will be excluded.
     
review and delete duplicate Files and folders 
download individual course files

 

  1. Login to Blackboard at https://campus.georgetown.edu using your Georgetown University NetID and password.


     

  2. Nagivate to the course site where the files are located.


     

  3. Under the gray Course Management tool bar (below the blue course menu), click on the Files and click on [YOUR COURSE NAME]. 

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  4. The Files page will show all course folders and files associated with the course. Click on the file name to download. 

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  5. The file will now download to your computer (typically in your computer's Downloads folder). 

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Download folders or multiple files from BLACKBOARD
  1. Login to Blackboard at https://campus.georgetown.edu using your Georgetown University NetID and NetID password.


     

  2. Nagivate to the course site where the files are located.


     

  3. Locate the gray Course Management tool bar (below the blue course menu), click on the Files and click on [YOUR COURSE NAME]. 

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  4. The Files page will show all course folders and files associated with the course. To select multiple folder(s) or file(s), click the check-box next to each one. Then click on Download Package to download a zip file containing the selected files or folders.  

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  5. The Zip file will now download to your computer (typically in your computer's Downloads folder). 

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upload Blackboard course files and folders into a Canvas course

Following this process will result in either individual course files or a zip file containing your course files and folders on your computer's hard drive. Once you have your Blackboard course files downloaded, go to the course in Canvas where you want your course material to appear, and follow one of the guides below.

Upload an individual course file into a Canvas course (e.g. word document, power-point, PDF, etc.)

Bulk upload course files into a Canvas course (e.g. upload multiple word, power-point or PDF files all at once).

Upload a zip file (containing your blackboard course files and/or folders) into a Canvas course.