Blackboard ‘End of the Semester Tasks’ Workshop Coming Soon!

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At the end of each semester, instructors teaching within Blackboard must perform a series of tasks called the End of the Semester Process. This process is necessary for preserving a full record of an instructor’s Blackboard course content, Grade Center, and student work for future reference. It is the instructor’s responsibility to perform these steps in each course they have taught so that content and grade information can be accessed at a later date!

Faculty are encouraged to attend a one-hour workshop this December to review performing these essential tasks. To reserve your seat in these workshop events, please complete the session’s RSVP form.

Date & Time Location Leader RSVP
Tues. December 8th
11 AM – 12 PM
Milwaukee Campus
Room M458
Mernathan Sykes  FULL
Thurs. December 10th
11 AM – 12 PM
Milwaukee Campus
Room M458
Mernathan Sykes Reserve Your Seat
Tues. December 8th
1 PM – 2 PM
Oak Creek Campus
Room A110
Doni Bartley Reserve Your Seat

Spring 2016 Professional Development Courses – Blackboard & Google Apps

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Faculty who are looking for training in the use of Blackboard to support teaching and learning are encouraged to enroll in our 1 credit, free professional development courses this fall. All courses will be offered at the Milwaukee campus. Attendance is required for all class meeting dates to earn credit.

COMPSW-184- Google Apps for Online Teaching (1 Credit)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM -Fridays- Feb 26, March 4, March 11, and March 18- with additional online requirements
Instructor: Mernathan Sykes

COMPSW-184- Google Apps for Online Teaching (1 Credit)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Fridays – April 8, April 15, April 22 and April 29 – with additional online requirements
Instructor: Mernathan Sykes

COMPSW-197- Introduction to Blackboard 9.x (1 Credit)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Fridays: February 12 and 19 – with additional online requirements
Instructor: Del Wakley

COMPSW-197- Introduction to Blackboard 9.x (1 Credit)
6:00 PM – 8:55 PM, Wednesdays: February 17, March 2 and March 16 – with additional online requirements
Instructor: Toshiba Adams

COMPSW-198- Intermediate Blackboard 9.x (1 Credit)
4:30 PM- 8:30 PM Thursdays: March 17 and April 7 – with additional online requirements
Instructor: Stephanie Mckennie

COMPSW-199- Advanced Blackboard 9.x (1 Credit)
4:30 PM- 8:30 PM Thursdays April 14 – April 28, with additional online requirements
Instructor: Stephanie Mckennie


You may register for these classes online at INFOnline. Please see our quick-guide “How to Register Online with InfOnline” or watch our tutorial video learn how this is done.

To see the latest schedule of courses, please see https://goo.gl/btEJ7X

Blackboard Cleanup – Archive Your Fall 2014 Courses Before December 18th

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Please download an archive and Grade Center file from each fall 2014 course you taught before they are permanently deleted from Blackboard on Friday December 18th at 8AM (CST).

Remember, courses that were offered in the fall of 2014 will have Blackboard IDs that begin with FA2015.

Best Practices for Saving Courses

If you do not have a “master copy” of your course permanently stored on the Blackboard system,  please complete the Personal Master request form and import your archived course file into it for future use and revision.

Warning

Due to the changes in username formats, servers, and service packs that have happened since June of 2013,  requests for old course archives may be time-consuming and restorations may be unsuccessful. Downloading an archive of your course and grade data NOW ensures that you will have easy access to them LATER!