Blackboard End of Semester Process

end-of-semester-process-stickieAt the end of each semester, instructors teaching within Blackboard  must perform a series of tasks called the “End of the Semester Process”. This process is helpful for preserving a full record of an instructor’s Blackboard course content, Grade Center, and student work in an archive file.

PLEASE NOTE!

  • It is the instructor’s responsibility to archive each of their courses so that content can be accessed at a later date!
  • Blackboard will be unavailable to faculty and students on Dec. 23rd at 5PM CST and will remain unavailable until the week of January 6th, 2014. Continue reading

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FA2013 Courses to Be Removed from Blackboard August 1st

Previous Fall of 2012 Blackboard course shells will be removed from Blackboard Thursday August 1st, 2013  8:00 AM

This is a reminder to archive your courses from last fall semester (FA2013) and save a copy of your Grade Center before these files are removed from Blackboard.  Doing so will provide you with a copy of your course materials and grade center information which you can save offline for future reference.

Please Note:  This only impacts courses taught in the  fall of year 2012.  Personal Masters, Department Masters, and organizations will not be removed.

SAVE YOUR WORK

Be sure to save your work using the step-by-step instructions from the  Faculty Blackboard Support Site:

Blackboard End of Semester Process

end-of-semester-process-stickieAt the end of each semester, we thoroughly recommend that instructors teaching with Blackboard perform a series of tasks called the “End of the Semester Process”. This process is helpful for preserving a full record of an instructor’s Blackboard course content, Grade Center, and student work in an archive file. It is the instructor’s responsibility to archive each of their courses so that content can be accessed at a later date. Continue reading

How to Prepare Your Courses for the End of the Semester

All good things must come to an end, and that includes your semester Blackboard courses. Semester Blackboard courses do not reside permanently on the system; they are eventually removed to make way for new courses. Because of this, it is important that faculty perform the End of the Semester Process in each of their courses to save a record of the course’s content and grade data for future use.  Continue reading