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Blackboard Archive

Fall 2020 data will be deleted at the end of December, in line with TAMU System records and retention policy.



eCampus and eCampus Tools are No Longer Available at Texas A&M University

Beginning August 27, 2021, Canvas is the centrally-supported learning management system at Texas A&M University. An archive instance of Blackboard was procured for one year following the sunset of eCampus to accommodate extenuating circumstances that may arise where content and/or data from eCampus needs to be retrieved. 
 

Your Content May Already Be in Canvas


In preparation for the sunset of eCampus, the Office for Academic Innovation migrated two subsets of courses from eCampus to Canvas in the event an Instructor of Record needed access to content.
  1. Complex Courses: Courses in eCampus that were over 2 GB in size and used 4 or more tools.
  2. 800 MB – 2 GB Courses: Courses that fell within this size range.
 
If your eCampus course meets one of these two criteria above, please check the linked above to see if your courses are on the respective list. If so, and you need access, please email aihelp@tamu.edu. Access will be granted to a Canvas Development shell. You will then need to migrate your content to a live course shell if you intend to use the content to deliver instruction.
 

Pathways to Access Content in The Blackboard Archive

Beginning September 20, 2021
There are two pathways to access content in the Blackboard Archive, should the need arise. Only the Instructor of Record will be able to access the Blackboard Archive.
 



Access Course Material in the
Blackboard Archive


If you discover that you need course content from a previous course in eCampus, you will be able to access course content to download from the Blackboard Archive.



The Office for Academic Innovation will not perform this action for you. Access to the Blackboard Archive will need to be requested.

 

 

 



Office for Academic Innovation Access Materials
for Download from the Blackboard Archive

 

If an academic misconduct case requires data from a course previously delivered in eCampus, the Blackboard Archive may be accessed to retrieve
the data.




Please make a request to the Aggie Honor System Office, which will then submit a ticket through aihelp@tamu.edu on your behalf. The requested data will be given to the Aggie Honor System Office by the Office for Academic Innovation.
 

 


How to Request Access to the Blackboard Archive 

Step 1: Email aihelp@tamu.edu with Name of Instructor of Record, Instructor of Record’s UIN, Course Number.
Step 2: The Office for Academic Innovation will respond with an anticipated window of access.
Step 3: Once window of access is available, the Office for Academic Innovation will email with steps to access the Blackboard Archive and duration of access window.
Step 4: Access will be granted from Monday morning through Friday at 5:00 pm (CT).  
Step 5: If further access is needed, an additional request will need to be made through aihelp@tamu.edu.
 

 

Limitations of the Blackboard Archive at Texas A&M University 

The system will be available from September 20, 2021 – August 31, 2022.
The system cannot be used to deliver instruction.
The system will not have any student users loaded.
The Blackboard Archive contains content from Fall 2020 – Summer 2021, excluding content that was deleted (Orphan Courses, Repeat Courses, Development Courses, Practice Courses, Organizations).
Course content and student data within course sections from Fall 2020 – Summer 2021 are accessible from the Blackboard Archive, excluding content that was deleted (Orphan Courses, Repeat Courses, Development Courses, Practice Courses, Organizations).
Texas A&M University has 35 concurrent user licenses to access the Blackboard Archive at any given time.
Only the Instructor of Record will be able to access the Blackboard Archive.
Functionality of eCampus Tools is not associated with the Blackboard Archive.