Blackboard Course Maintenance Schedule

Blackboard Course Maintenance Schedule

 

See a description of processes below.

DateCourse Shell Maintenance Action
Sept 21, 2009Summer 2008 (20082) shells are deleted
July  27, 2009Fall 2009 (2098) shells are created
Aug 13, 2009Summer 2009 (2095) shells made unavailable
Sept 14, 2009Summer 2009 (2095) shells are disabled
Dec 14, 2009Spring 2010 (2102) shells are created
Dec 24, 2009Fall 2009 (2098) shells made unavailable
June 7, 2010Spring 2009 (20091) shells are deleted
 
ActionDescription
CreateCourse shells are batch created using SIS information 4 weeks prior to start of the semester. Updates run weekly.
EnrollShells created from the aforementioned batch process are enrolled using SIS information. Updates are made weekly except for two weeks before and after semester start. Enrollments are run daily during this time frame.
UnavailableAll shells with a specified term identifier are made unavailable. This action removes the link from the students' display. Course ids with the suffix codes C, D, G, U and T are exempt from this step.
DisableAt the start of the 3rd week of the semester all shells with a term identifier for the previous semester are disabled. This action removes the link from everyone's display. Course ids with the suffix codes C, D, G, U and T are exempt from this step.
DeleteOn the first anniversary from the disabled date, courses are eligible for deletion. The exact date may change, but this step will occur shortly after this anniversary. All shells with a specified term identifier are affected. No shells are exempt from this step.