Blackboard End of Semester Best Practices

  1. Download your gradebook to an excel spreadsheet, (see video on how to do this: Blackboard Version 9 Preview).
  2. Set your course to unavailable.
  3. Archive (contains student content) and/or Export (contains course content only) the course.  Save to your U: Drive.
  4. 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).
  5. Request new shells for coming semester.

Good article on best end of semester practices for online instructors.