The content from the desired courses in CE 4 must be exported as packages so that they can be imported into Blackboard Learn. This process is completed using the System Integration API’s ./cp_api.pl command. The resulting packages will be used in Step 5: Import CE 4 Courses Into Blackboard Learn.
Exporting the content packages can be a very time-consuming process. Blackboard recommends exporting subsets of your courses.
Complete this procedure using the command line on the CE 4 server.
- Log in to the CE 4 server with system administrator privileges.
- Navigate to the ims directory using the following command.
- Create the content packages using the following command. To export the content of all of the courses in CE 4, use --course=* as shown in the following example. To export specific courses, the wildcard (*) can be replaced with a colon-delimited list of courseids.
- Copy the resulting content packages ( *zip and*.epk) from the migrateToLearn directory on the CE 4 server to the migrateFromCE directory on the Blackboard Learn server.
./cp_api.pl --action=export_to_vista --course=* --pkgloc=/tmp/migrateToLearn/
cp_api.pl --action=export_to_vista --course=* --pkgloc=c:\temp\migrateToLearn\