Now that we know how to create blank course shells, let's move on to learn how to add or include content that may come from a previously taught course. We can import content that has been exported from a previous course and saved in the common cartridge or Blackboard Learn formats. The common cartridge format was created to promote sharing across learning management systems by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Either of these export formats from a previous course will work in the same manner when importing content into a new or existing course shell.
We will discuss how to export and archive course content into the common cartridge format (
.imscc) and Blackboard Learn format (
.zip) in our next chapter. ...