Blackboard Learn Pre-Semester Checklist
Bb Learn Pre-Semester Checklist
At the end of each semester, make sure to go through this checklist to ensure that your courses are set up for next semester and that old courses are made unavailable if desired.
1. Make Sure Your Courses Are Listed in Learn
Log into Blackboard Learn and make sure that all of your courses for Spring 2013 are showing up in your Course List. These courses will have the semester code 201310 at the end (e.g. COMM-15000-600-201310).
If you are missing any courses, make sure that you haven't accidentally hidden them. If you still don't see your courses, please email your CRNs to Katie Baer so she can fix it.
2. Request Course Section Combines
If you are teaching multiple sections of the same course and would like to have your course sections combined into one course, please fill out this form: Course Combine Form
Note: It may take 2-3 days for your courses to be combined.
3. Copy Your Course Material
If you want to reuse content from previous semesters, you can copy an old course into a new one. Just follow these instructions: Course Copy
4. Check Your Rosters
Consult your rosters in Flashline and compare them to your rosters in your Learn courses. If any students are missing from your Learn course(s), you can manually Enroll them. If you notice multiple discrepancies, email your CRNs to Katie Baer and she can re-sync your Learn course(s) with Banner.
5. Set Course Start/End Dates
By default, your Blackboard Learn courses are set up to be continuously available, which means that there are no start or end dates associated with your courses. As soon as a course appears in your course list, enrolled students can see it. Enrolled students will also continue to have access to their old courses.
If you want to limit student access to your courses, you must set your Course Duration, or start/end dates.
6. Save Any Student Work/Course Materials
If you want to download any student grades, submissions, discussions, etc., from your old courses, check out this End of Semester checklist.