As the halcyon days of preserving all your hardcopy teaching materials in a big metal file cabinet draw to a close, the need for stable (i.e. redundant) digital record-keeping increases. Take control of your own destiny and make a local backup copy of your most important Blackboard course content. It’s quick, easy, and helps you preserve your valuable teaching-related academic work. It’s your intellectual property, and you should have a stake in preserving your own copy of it. There are a number of good reasons to do so; in the future you may want to document your growth as an instructor, your career may take you elsewhere, LMS software may change, and it’s even possible the network data center could be struck by a freak tornado/lightning storm combination!
Follow this short visual tutorial to make a backup of your course content, and exert some digital ownership of your teaching materials.