The annual rollover and creation of new courses will take place this summer in July.
Availability of new courses for 2016-17
We aim to create and provide access to 1617 courses on Blackboard during the week beginning Monday 18th July.
An empty Blackboard course will be created for each module code that exists on the Akari module manager. You will then be able to create or copy content as necessary for the start of the new academic year.
Instructor access to a 1617 Blackboard course will be based on the instructors listed for the corresponding module code on Akari.
If you need instructor access to a Blackboard course, an instructor can be assigned by updating the Module Teacher field on Akari. This action can be performed by the module owner or any of the module editors on Akari.
For more information see: Getting access to my Blackboard course
Cleardown of courses from 2012-13 (academic year 2012 to 2013)
All staff and students currently have access to 4 years’ worth of courses on Blackboard. In preparation for the rollover period, all 1213 courses will be cleared from Blackboard.
If you have any content contained (only) within a 1213 course, it is important that you take a copy of this content before Monday 18th July. Individual items can be saved locally, or you may choose to export your course as a package suitable to re-use in another Blackboard course. For assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any student submissions contained within a 1213 course, please ensure that you have saved these locally as they will no longer be accessible on Blackboard after Monday 18th July.
The good news is that this will help to clear up your MyCourses list when you login. For more information on how you can manage this list, see the following link – .
Training and Resources
For information and resources on using Blackboard (and other technologies) for teaching, please visit our Teaching with Technology website.
We are also currently planning our annual Blackboard Festival, a week of training opportunities on various aspects of Blackboard, including drop-in sessions, information sessions and workshops. Details will be announced soon.
You may be interested to learn that the CELT Learning Technologies team is now on Facebook. Follow us there for updates on our activities and information about upcoming events and workshops. We hope you’ll comment on our activity, ask questions and offer your suggestions.