Blackboard semester wrap-up

report cardThe Fall 2013 semester is almost over!

What happens to your Blackboard courses? What should you do to properly wrap up your courses? 

  • In mid-January, students will no longer be able to see your Fall 2013 Blackboard courses in their My Courses lists due to the Term Availability option in Blackboard.
    • To double-check this setting, go to Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Availability.
    • While students will no longer have access to the previous semester course, faculty are still able to view enrollments and grades.
  • Have you backed up your course and your course Grade Center?
    • Note: Archiving a course gives you a .zip file, which includes all materials, grades and interactions that took place in that course. Directions for archiving and your course are here:
    • Grade backup: To download your grades to an easy-to-use Excel spreadsheet, follow the instructions here:

  • Be sure to activate your Intersession or Spring courses!
    • Please visit and click on Faculty: New Course Request on the right-hand side of that page. Your course will be put in the activation queue and you will be notified within 3 business days. Once the new course shell is created, you can then copy the content from earlier courses by following the directions here:

Have you checked out the **NEW** Faculty Help tab in Blackboard Olé? We continuously add relevant Blackboard support information, and encourage you to visit it regularly.


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