Blackboard Archive Requests
All Blackboard data has been archived and stored. These will remain for the duration specified by VCU's data retention policies. Archives include all course data including student submissions, grades, assignments, enrollments, etc.
If there is a grade dispute or other significant need, the information can be recovered from the archive files by the system administrator.
Blackboard course Archives will be retained for 5 years. There will be no more Blackboard archives available after Spring 2026.
Faculty was strongly encouraged to download their Blackboard gradebooks before the May 31, 2021 deadline. You were also given the option to download course files, Export a Common Cartridge Package and download an archive of each of your Blackboard courses for your own records. We hope you were able to take full advantage of this opportunity.
For Subpoenas and Other Legal Grade Requests/Disputes
We have a way to extract grades from Blackboard archive files, so at a minimum we should be able to produce a CSV file that is requested.
If you need to request an archive of your Blackboard course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the request, please include the course ID (i.e. MISC-101-001-2020Fall).
Note: You must be listed as an instructor of the course you need retrieved.