Importing Course Content Packages into Brightspace from Blackboard Learn

Moving content from Blackboard Learn into D2L Brightspace

Before importing content into Brightspace, you will first need to export your Blackboard Learn course.

Export Your Blackboard Learn Course

  1. Login to Blackboard Learn.
  2. Click on the name of the course you wish to export in the My Courses module.
  3. In the Control Panel, click Packages and Utilities.
  4. Click Export/Archive Course.
    export archive course
  5. Click Export Package.
    export package
  6. In the Select Course Materials section, click Select All.
    select all
  7. Click Submit.
  8. You will receive an email when the course is finished exporting.
  9. After you receive the email confirmation, click the Refresh button in the Blackboard Export/Archive Course page.
  10. Click the link for the package you want to download.
  11. The file will be downloaded as a zipped file and saved to your Downloads folder by default.


Import Course Content into Brightspace

After you have successfully downloaded the zipped file from your Blackboard course, you can import your content into a Brightspace course. If needed, you can request a Brightspace development shell.

  1. Login to Brightspace with your Buffalo State username and password.
  2. In the My Courses widget, click on the course you would like to access.
    my courses widget in Brightspace
  3. Within the course, click on Course Tools and select Course Admin.
    course tools
  4. Click on Import/Export/Copy Components.
    import export copy components
  5. Navigate to the bottom of the page and select Import Components.
    import components
  6. Click Start.
  7. An Import Course Package pop-up window will appear. Click the Upload button, then locate and select your downloaded Blackboard export file. Alternatively, you can drag and drop your downloaded Blackboard export file to the gray dotted line area.
  8. Click Import All Components.
  9. As your course is importing, you will see the import progress through three stages: Uploaded, Converting, and Importing.
    Importing Stages
  10. Once the import process is complete you can click View Content to be directed to the course shell.
    View Content
  11. Any content imported will be added to your Brightspace course.



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