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Blackboard Course Timelines

When can I start setting up and when is Blackboard no longer available?

 

4 months before the first day of teaching

  • Courses created in ROSI are feed into Blackboard. New courses are available to instructors once they have been assigned to the course in ROSI by their department.

 

~2 months before the first day of teaching

  • Come to a training session

 

45 days before the first day of teaching

  • Student enrollment begins 45 days before the first day of teaching. Student enrollment is updated nightly thereafter. 

 

1 week before the first day of teaching

  • Add teaching assistants and other course staff

 

1 day before the first day of teaching

  • Make the course available. Students will not see the course until it is made available by the Instructor.

 

First day of teaching

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Last Day of teaching

  • Archive the Course. Instructors wishing to reuse the content of a semesters course should Archive their course, then Course Copy into next year’s new course shell.
  • Export the course. If you are going on Sabbatical or not teaching for a while you should export your course once the term is finished. Upon your return, instructors can then Import the Export file into their new course.
  • Download the Gradebook. Download a copy of your Gradebook within 90 days of the last meeting date, it will not be easily available to you after this date
  • Make course unavailable. Students can still use your course for 90 days after the last meeting date, you may wish to make your course unavailable

 

90 after the Last Day of teaching

  • Courses are no longer available to students. Gradebook now appears empty (make sure to download the Gradebook before this date).

 

1 year after the Last Day of teaching

  • Courses are no longer available to Instructors 1 year after the end of the course.

 


 

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