Online faculty must make all online courses available to students on the first day when
classes begin (2nd 8-weeks online classes must be made available by faculty by the first day of 2nd 8-weeks classes begin). All Bb course for face-to-face classes should be made available by faculty to students on the first day of the class. Faculty are encouraged to make courses available as early as possible.
If any online courses are still unavailable by the afternoon of the first day of a semester, the Blackboard Administrator will supply a list to the Instruction Deans.
The list of unavailable face-to-face courses will be sent/reported the Instruction Deans after the first week of the classes.
All instructors should review and check to see if their shells are available. Any discrepancies should be reported at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of the semester.
Once students are enrolled in a Blackboard class, they are automatically dropped if the student drops a class.
Student enrollment will be available two weeks prior to the beginning of a semester.
Student enrollment will be updated automatically every 24 hours.
Course shells will be made available to all instructors at least a month before the last day of previous semester.
Maximum staffing of classes will be completed a month prior so that all Blackboard shells reflect correct instructors.
Any exceptions to the original shells will be requested no later than 2 weeks prior to classes start. This means combining classes into one shell, creating new shells for labs etc.
Any new or different shells (i.e. Organizations) should also be requested with two weeks advance notification.
Instructors are responsible to make the course shell unavailable at the end of a semester.