Blackboard End of Semester Best Practices
- Download your gradebook to an excel spreadsheet, (see video on how to do this: Blackboard Version 9 Preview).
- Set your course to unavailable.
- Archive (contains student content) and/or Export (contains course content only) the course. Save to your U: Drive.
- Request that old courses (courses more than 2 semesters ago) be deleted from the system (caution: we can't restore them if you didn't archive them).
- Request new shells for coming semester.
Good article on best end of semester practices for online instructors.