Blackboard end-of-semester procedures


USD Faculty: Can you believe the Spring 2014 semester is almost over? Before you jet off for the summer, the iTeam wanted to remind you that there are a few steps you should take to wrap up your current Blackboard courses and prepare for your Summer and Fall courses.

In mid-June, students will no longer be able to see your Spring 2014 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 Summer or Fall 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:

And remember, the iTeam is always here to help! Stop by Maher 194 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for drop-in assistance, or contact us via email at iteam AT sandiego DOT edu.


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