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What is the Content Collection?


Blackboard's Content Collection is a file repository that contains all of the files used in Blackboard courses and also allows faculty and students to store, manage, and share
 content. The Content Collection functions as a virtual hard drive that can be accessed from any computer by logging into a user's Blackboard account. Any file in the Content Collection can be reused and linked to any Blackboard course. If a file needs to be updated, faculty can update it once, eliminating the need to go into each course to upload a new version of the file.

 

Decreasing course size

When you delete items or file links, any attached files remain in the Content Collection and continue to use your allowed course size quota. You must delete the unused file from the Content Collection in order to free space in your course quota.

 

 

Navigating the Content Collection

The Content Collection is accessed from the Control Panel in any course. There are five sections:  Content Collection Menu

  • Course Content— this is labeled with the Course ID and stores all of the files for the course you are currently in
  • Personal Content—this is labeled with your SU userID and allows storage of personal or non-course files.
  • All Courses Content— used to store files for all your courses. Opening this area will display a folder for each course and allow you to see its content.
  • All Organizations Content— used to store files for all your courses. Opening this area will display a folder for each course and allow you to see its content.

Institution Content— used to store files for educational and administrative units. This area can have files that the department or college has set up for more than one faculty to have access to.


You can search for a file or folder using either a Basic or Advanced search:

  • Basic
    • search for file/folder name
    • optionally scan contents of files
    • optionally define search directory
  • Advanced
    • All of the above and
    • Size - less/greater than a specified file size
    • Username - who created or edited the document
    • Date created/edited before/after



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