Blackboard (Faculty) - End-of-Semester Activities

This document provides tips for what to do in Blackboard at the end of the semester.

The following are suggested end-of-semester activities for faculty using Blackboard. Please contact ITS for questions or assistance at 618-650-5500.

  1. Check your Grade Center Total and/or Weighted Total column(s) to be sure they are set up to calculate correctly. The Mercer University Online Weighted Average Grade Calculator is a useful tool for checking your Weighted Total calculations. If you find errors, contact ITS at 618-650-5500 or at for assistance.

  2. Make sure your final grade column (i.e. Total or Weighted Total) is set as the External Grade Column 

  3. Download a copy of your Grade Center at the end of the term for your records.

  4. Download copies of students' Assignmentand Turnitin Assignment submissions for your records.

  5. Export the course to keep a copy for importing into future courses. Under ITS' 5+1 retention policy, only course shells from the five previous semesters as well as the current semester are kept in Bb. Course shells outside of 5+1 will be removed at the start of the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Faculty are responsible for downloading and keeping copies of older course shells. No backups of deleted courses will be retained by ITS.

  6. If you are teaching multiple sections of the same course next semester and want them to be in one Blackboard shell, get a head start and Request a Merged Course

Keywordsblackboard, black board, bb, end of semester   Doc ID73212
OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2017-05-10 10:12:50Updated2024-03-06 10:16:43
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