Blackboard (Faculty) - Course Content: Overwrite File

This document describes how to overwrite an existing file in the Course Content Collection. TIP: If you make corrections to a file, such as update a syllabus, it is best to overwrite the existing file. This saves room in your course and prevents unnecessary duplication. If you just upload a new file, the new file does not overwrite the existing file, but creates a copy with a (1) after the file name (syllabus.docx, syllabus(1).docx).

  1. Navigate to the course content collection
  2. Find the file you want to overwrite (note: you might have multiple pages of content)
  3. Click the circular icon that appears to the right of the file name



  4. Choose Overwrite File from the drop-down menu



  5. Browse your computer to find and attach the updated file. 
  6. Click Submit



  7. The file previously used in your course has now been replaced by the newly overwritten file.

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Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, content collection, file, files, upload, upload multiple files to Blackboard, upload more than one file to Blackboard, drag and drop, course file, course files   Doc ID:89092
Owner:Emily K.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2019-01-14 16:38 CSTUpdated:2019-01-17 12:04 CST
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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