Q. Please advise me on the preferred method for archiving Blackboard course materials and gradebooks. I have exported the course, however that does not include the gradebook. I have exported the gradebook to an Excel file, however, that does not seem like an ideal solution for security reasons.
A. Archive in Blackboard is not an option for instructors because it preserves all student records associated with a course.
You are correct to use Export for course content and to export your Grade center. Once you have saved your Grade Center Excel file, you can password-protect it, for security. For a free Microsoft Office tutorial on password-protecting your spreadsheet, visit Set a Password in an Excel Spreadsheet .