Replacing files in the Content Collection

While delivering your course, there may be times in which you’d like to make changes to the files located in your course. For example, you’d like to update an assignment. To do this, you will first need to download the file from Content Collection area. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the Content Collection on the left navigation under Course Management.
  2. In the Content Collection, go to the folder that contains the file you want to edit.
  3. In the file’s menu, select Download Package.
  4. Select Browse to locate and select the new file.

The file will download on your computer ready to be edited.

Once you have edited the document you’ll then need to upload it to the Content Collection in Blackboard. To do this, we recommend you overwrite the existing file in the Content Collection. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the Content Collection on the left navigation under Course Management.
  2. In the Content Collection, go to the folder that contains the file you want to overwrite.
  3. In the file’s chevron menu, select Overwrite File.
  4. Select Browse My Computer to locate and select the new file.
  5. Select Submit.
  6. After you upload a new file, refresh the page to clear the browser cache and show the new file name.

Note:

  • If you want to replace an existing file in the Content Collection, you can overwrite it on the Overwrite File page.
  • Overwriting a file doesn’t change the name of the file.
  • You can’t overwrite a file with a different file type. For example, a DOC file should not be overwritten with a JPG file.

That’s it. If you have questions feel free to reach out to ep-help-desk@jhu.edu.