Topics in this article include:

Overview

Save Course Content

Collect and Print Discussions

Save Blogs, Journals, and Wikis

Save Graded Assignments

Back Up Your Content to a Cloud-Based Service


Overview

Once your course has ended we recommend archiving, saving, and backing up your content. In accordance with the Course Lifecycle Policy, courses are disabled in myLesley after a certain time period. Undergraduate and Masters' level courses are disabled 2 years from the end date of the course. Doctoral level courses are disabled 5 years from the end date of the course. However, we recommend saving your content prior to the disable date as part of your end-of-semester cleanup.



Save Course Content


Download the Syllabus

If your instructor uploaded the syllabus to the course you may click on it to download.


Save the Modules

If your instructor created a printable PDF of your modules, you may download each PDF separately. If your instructor did not create a PDF of the modules you may create one for yourself. Instructions for creating a PDF of your myLesley content may be found here: How to Make Printable Versions of your Weekly Sessions in Blackboard. Please note that if your instructor included any documents in the modules you will need to download those separately.



Collect and Print Discussions

In order to retain Discussion Board content, complete with your classmates' names, you will need to collect your discussions and save them to PDF. Detailed instructions may be found here:


Once you have collected your posts, you may print them or save them as a PDF by clicking the Print Preview button.



Save Blogs, Journals, and Wikis (convert to PDF)

In order to save content in blogs, journals, and wikis, you will need to convert each blog, journal, or wiki page to PDF. Instructions for creating a PDF of your myLesley content may be found here: How to Make Printable Versions of your Weekly Sessions in Blackboard


Save Graded Assignments

To download graded assignments, go to your My Grades area, select your assignment, and download the annotated PDF. More information may be found here: Accessing Graded Assignments.



Back Up Your Content to a Cloud-Based Service

Once you have archived and saved copies of your content to your computer, we recommend using a cloud-based storage solution, such as One Drive, Google Drive, or Dropbox, to ensure that you will be able to access your content from any computer at any time. We strongly recommend backing up all of your materials to cloud-based storage.


Lesley University provides access to Microsoft OneDrive for all faculty, staff, and students. To access your free OneDrive account, go to http://lesley.edu/office365 and log in with your Lesley email address and password. For more information on using OneDrive see: