Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching


Access materials from older courses

Are you looking for an old course that is not in your Blackboard course list?  If we have a copy of the course, you can access it through Blackboard.  When you log into the system you should see a box just below your course list titled “Access materials from older courses.”  Click the link in the box and you’ll be prompted to enter a password.  Input your ObieID (same one used to access Blackboard).  Once you enter your credentials, you will be presented with a list of past courses.  These are zipped package files and need to be downloaded to your computer before you can import them into Blackboard.  Click the link to the course to initiate download.  Please be sure to download the file without unzipping it.  Once you have the file on your computer, you can then use the import feature in your course site to upload it back into the system.

Click here to learn how to “Import Course Packages.”


Upload multiple documents

You can add files and folders to Course Files in multiple ways, including when course content is created. All Recognized Attachment File Types can be saved to Course Files.

Note:  Students cannot upload files to Course Files. They may only browse for and attach files from their computers when participating in a course, and those files are not saved in Course Files.

You can add content in four ways:

  • Upload files and folders into Course Files, either one at a time or in batches, using the drag-and-drop function or the browse function.
  • Upload files when content is created in your course. Files uploaded from your computer using the Browse My Computer function are saved automatically in the top level folder in Course Files.
  • Create content using the Text Editor and save it as an HTML object,
  • Use WebDav for direct upload, editing, and management of files in Course Files from your computer desktop or through WebDAV capable applications.

For more information about uploading files and documents, please click here.