Blackboard Archive License Information

Blackboard Archive License consists of the following modules within the physical license:

  • Blackboard Learn Course Delivery
  • Blackboard Learn Community System
  • Blackboard Learn Content System

The archive license is a non-production use license and is meant purely for administrative purposes.  Teaching and learning use, including student access, is not permitted with the use of an archive license.

The archive environment is a non-production administrative environment for up to 50 active users, and is built as a clone of the current production environment data set, to allow the institution to access course and user data.  The environment will be updated, and maintained, by Blackboard, to ensure fully supported versions are deployed and/or security patches are in place as necessary.

 

What does ATSU need to do on July 1, 2019 to switch to Archive License?

Nothing to do other than to schedule the window for the cutover to the archive environment itself.

 

Will our current method of SSO authentication keep working the same way?

Yes.   Since this is a Learn environment identical to your current environment but simply sized as a Staging environment you will have the same capabilities for security and authentication controls.

 

Is there a limit to the number of users in the system at any one time?

Yes, Blackboard restricts to 50 active users in the archive environment.

 

Will students be able to access their past courses including their own Assignment, Assessment and Discussion submissions?

Yes, however, the total active logins are restricted to 50 for a Blackboard Learn archive license.

 

Will faculty be able to access their past courses including student submissions?

Yes, however, the total active logins are restricted to 50 for a Blackboard Learn archive license.

 

Will the Bb admins still be able to delete or disable courses or remove withdrawn students?

Yes

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