This article concerns forthcoming changes to the My Content area in Blackboard – users’ ability to upload files to this area is being removed from 4 October 2021.
The Blackboard Content Collection houses all the files which staff upload to courses and organisations. There is also an area for each Blackboard user labelled ‘My Content’. This was quite innovative when first introduced a dozen or more years ago, but is now largely redundant, since all students and staff have access to a massive amount of personal storage in OneDrive.
From 4 October 2021 you will no longer be able to upload new files to your My Content area.
You will still be able to
- Delete files from My Content.
- Edit the sharing permissions on existing content – for example, if you had shared a file with other users, you can remove these permissions.
- Download existing content.
If you do have content in My Content, you may want to move it elsewhere in Blackboard, to OneDrive or Teams, and then delete it from Blackboard.
How do I find My Content?
Go to Tools on the main Blackboard navigation menu, and choose Content Collection.
My Content is displayed at the top of the Content Collection menu as shown here – above Course Content, Organisation Content and Institution Content.
How do I manage existing content?
Tick the box to select one or more files, then press Delete.
Files and folders may be
- Private – not shared
- Shared with some users
- Public – shared with everyone, even users without a Blackboard account.
To edit permissions for a file or folder, click on the relevant icon in the Permissions column.
Then tick the box next to the sharing permission and press Delete to remove those permissions.
Tick the relevant boxes to download an individual file, multiple files, or all files.
Then press Download Package.
Whether selecting one file or many, Blackboard will zip up your files to download them, retaining the folder structure.
Move files to another location
Select the content you want to move, then press Move.
This opens a new page. In the DESTINATION section, click on the Browse button.
A smaller window opens. Now Browse to find the folder that you want to move your content to.
Once you have found the right place, select the radio button next to its name, then press Submit.
When you have selected the new location, you are returned to the main window; press Submit one more time.