Blackboard Course Size Limits

  • Blackboard courses have a 1GB size limit.
  • When the course size reaches 500MB, faculty will see this alert in Blackboard that the “soft limit” has been reached

soft limit

  • If the course size maximum of 1GB is reached, faculty will no longer be able to upload course content and will see this message when attempting to upload a file.


How to reduce Blackboard course size

  • Avoid reaching the course maximum from the start. Do not upload the following file types:
  • If approaching or the course has reached the maximum, reduce course size by doing this:
    • Delete large files from the Content page AND
    • Delete the file from the Content Collection. See image below for an example. After clicking on Content Collection, click on the option that includes the course 5-digit CRN.

Content Collection

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