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Is it possible for a student of an educational institution that uses Blackboard Academic Suite to download all of the course data to have a personal record of it? I have an account that is going to expire and would like to download all of the data including documents, gradebooks, discussion boards, and more, but it is extremely cumbersome to do that by hand, and there is no export feature. Is it possible to get such an archive of one's user data and has anyone ever done it before?

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Ugh, blackboard. Excellent question; I've tried to do the same before and found that getting stuff out of blackboard is downright agonizing. –  nhinkle Oct 9 '11 at 21:36
Hmm... I didn't know the question belonged in a different forum. Anyway, I need a way to do this because otherwise I'll lose all of that data forever. Why are web applications so bad at accommodating user download of their own data? –  user553702 Oct 9 '11 at 21:54

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Sorry to say so but it is not possible. They have a lot of security features which prevents users from downloading the content.

You can view the content and manually take screenshot, and save each page separately - which is not practical at all.

This kind of security is used so that their content does not gets distributed for free on internet/CDs/pendrives.

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