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How to download an organisation-portfolio from Blackboard to my computer?

This manual explains how to download your organisation portfolio from Blackboard to your computer. Afterwards you can upload your portfolio to Brightspace.

Downloading your portfolio to your computer

Under the my Organisations tab in Blackboard you can find your portfolio. Click on portfolio here.

There is a menu on the left side of the screen. At the bottom of the menu, Organisatiebeheer can be found. This is where you can download your portfolio.

  1. Click on the triangle left of Configuratiescherm to collapse the menu.
  2. Click on the triangle left of Pakketten en functies to collapse the next menu.
  3. Click on Organisatie exporteren/archiveren.

  1. Click on Common Cartridge-pakket exporteren on the right side of the screen.
  1. Select the option Exporteren als Common Cartridge 1.1.
  2. Click on Verzenden. Your request is being sent to Blackboard. When the File is ready, you receive an email notification. This usually does not take more than a minute.

Do you prefer to download individual chapters instead of your entire portfolio? Click on Alle inhoudsgebieden in the orange square. Here you can select which chapter(s) you want to download.

When Blackboard has created the file you can download it by clicking on it.

  1. Click on CommonCartridge_"... ".imscc. You're now downloading the file from the download folder to your computer.

There are two methods for opening this file. The first method is by changing the file extension to .zip. The second method is by using a program like 7-Zip. You can read how to do this below.

Opening the .imscc file by changing the extension

You can find the CommonCartridge file in your Downloads folder. Right-click the file and click the Properties option located at the bottom of the menu.

  1. Remove imscc after the dot (.) and replace it by zip (see picture below).
  2. Click OK.

In the image above you can see that the file has become a Zip file (illustrated as a folder with a zipper). This indicates that changing the extension was successful.

Right-click the new Zip file. Choose Extract All.

The file is now a regular folder on your computer. Do you want to upload files to your Brightspace ePortfolio? Click here.

Opening the .imscc file with 7-Zip

You can find the CommonCartridge file in your Downloads folder. Right-click the file and click the Properties option located at the bottom of the menu.

  1. Click the 7-Zip option.
  2. Click Extract files....
  3. Click OK.

The file is now a regular folder on your computer. Do you want to upload files to your Brightspace ePortfolio? Click here.