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Export Modules

The Export Module page is used to create a special file containing one or more modules. This file is formatted like a building block with a .war file extension. The name typed in the Name field becomes the file name. To import the modules to another server, you use the Install Building Block function located on the Admin Panel.


Export a module

  1. On the Administrator Panel, in the Communities section, select Tabs and Modules.
  2. Select Modules.
  3. Select Export Modules. The following table describes the available options.
    Options for Exporting Modules
    Option Description
    Module Export Information
    Name [r] Provide the name of the Building Block.
    Description Provide a description of the Building Block.
    Version Select numbers from the drop-down list to generate the version number of the Building Block.
    Company Name [r] Replace the name of the company or institution developing the Building Block.
    Company URL Provide the URL for the company or institution developing the Building Block. This must be the full URL. For example: http://www.blackboard.com, not www.blackboard.com or blackboard.com
    Company Description Provide a description for the company or institution developing the Building Block.
    Modules for Export
    Export Select this check box for each module that will be included in the Building Block.
    Removable Select this check box to allow administrators to remove the module from the list of available modules without removing the Building Block (and all the other modules).
    Editable Select this check box to allow users to edit the content of the module.
    Detachable Select this check box if the module can be detached from a tab and viewed in a separate window.
  4. Select Submit.