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Move Blackboard materials before decommissioning on June 1

As the university moves closer to decommissioning Blackboard on June 1, the university community is encouraged to begin pulling any materials they may need in the future out of Blackboard. Individuals can move their content from Blackboard to Canvas manually, use the automatic Canvas Wizard tool or build a new Canvas course from scratch.

Moving course content includes the following Blackboard items:

  • Files;
  • Items;
  • Discussion board prompts;
  • Grade column headers;
  • Assignments;
  • Quizzes; and
  • Announcements.

This does not include any user accounts, submissions, discussion posts or grade data. For more information and instructions on how to move content, visit

The Blackboard Import Tool was built to help the campus community move their content from Blackboard into Canvas. When individuals import content, it will be copied into an old Canvas course shell that can be found in “Past Enrollments” on Canvas.

To learn more about using this tool, view a video tutorial.