Blackboard Learn Content Collection and File Sharing

Available To: Faculty, Staff, Students

Sharing Large Files

When you need to share files that are too large to email, you can use the "Content Collection" feature of Blackboard Learn. Content Collection allows you to upload files to a web-based file system and email a link to a selected document to anyone in the world with an email address. This page collects documentation on how to:

For an overview of the process, watch this informative Tech Time Video (Approx. 5 minutes)


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Logging into Content Collection with BB Learn

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to bblearn.nau.edu. Left-click "Log in to BB Learn."
  2. On the login screen, type your NAU User ID into the first field, and your password into the second field. Press the Enter/Return key or click "LOGIN" to log into BB Learn. In some instances if you are already logged into another NAU system the login screen will not appear and you will be passed in to the main BB Learn site. 
  3. Near the top right-hand corner of the BB Learn screen, left-click "Content Collection."


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BBLearn Available Quota

 BBLearn Quota

You can find your available quota near the top right-hand corner of the Content Collection screen, directly under the "Set Up Web Folder" button. The available quota is the maximum amount of space you can use for shared files. You should have 500 MB available by default. To request more quota space, please call the ITS Solution Center at (928)-523-1511, or email them at Ask-ITS@nau.edu.



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Blackboard Learn is NAU's online Learning Management System, the destination for NAU's online classes and online resources for in-person classes.

Training & Documentation


This is a guide to accessing a BBLearn pass as a third party user.


This is a guide to creating and emailing passes for shared files to anyone with an email address using BBLearn Content Collection.


How to create folders within BB Learn Content Collection.


This is a basic guide on how to recycle and delete files and folders from a BB Learn Content Collection.


This is a basic guide for downloading file packages from a BB Learn Content Collection


This is a basic guide on emailing links to files and folders in a BB Learn Content Collection


This is a basic guide on uploading files to a BB Learn Content Collection.