Streamlining Course Management: Introducing Blackboard's Unused Files Tool

Howdy, educators! We've got some exciting news from Blackboard. Are you tired of sifting through a sea of old files in your courses? Well, Blackboard's latest feature, the Unused Files tool, is here to save the day. This handy tool is all about making your course management a breeze by helping you spot and clear out those files you no longer need.

Think about it – every file you don't use is like digital clutter. Not only does it make finding what you need more of a chore, but it also eats into your precious 2GB storage limit. Plus, a cleaner course runs smoother, making life easier for both you and your students.

So, where do you find this awesome tool? It's tucked away in the three-dot menu on the Course Content page. With just a few clicks, it will scan your course and highlight the files gathering digital dust. From there, you have the power to decide what stays and what goes. And don’t worry about accidentally deleting something important – you can back up files you're unsure about.

We've put together a super helpful video to get you started. It's right at the top of this article and walks you through the whole process – from finding the Unused Files tool to backing up and deleting files. It's like having a personal guide through your spring cleaning journey!

So, let's embrace this new feature and make our courses as efficient and clutter-free as possible. This isn't just about freeing up space; it's about improving the whole learning experience. Give it a try, and see the difference it makes! 

Ready to get started? Check out the featured video and join us in streamlining our digital classrooms. Here's to making our online courses better than ever! And as always, if you need any additional support, contact one of our team members or email our departmental accounts at or