Shortly we will finish the process of automatically copying Blackboard sites for the 2012/13 academic year, and you will be able to access your new sites and start preparing them. When the sites are finished being copied, an email will be sent to all staff.
Staff enrolments will be carried across to the new sites. You will need to use the staff enrolment tool in the control panel to add any new staff or unenrol staff who no longer need access.
Content will also be copied forward to the new sites. However some tools such as the Grade Centre, discussion boards and assignments (including Turnitin) must be set up again in the new sites. Note that blogs, journals and wikis used the previous year will need to be deleted and set up again to function properly.
SHU Assignments, Campus Pack Blogs, and Campus Pack Wikis can no longer be added to Blackboard sites from today. Already created ones will continue to work until July 2013, at which point the tools will be disabled completely.
If your site is not there
If, after the email informing you that all sites have been copied, you do not see a copy of a site that you will teach on next year, then you will need to request the copy yourself online. If your module has not been copied, this may mean that the module code has changed – please check this with your course administrator before you request the new site to ensure you use the correct site.
Step-by-step guidance on preparing your sites for the next academic year is available online.
We are running a series of supported time sessions to help support staff with setting up their 2012/13 sites.
Your faculty e-learning contacts are also available to support you in preparing sites for the next year, and may be running faculty- or department-specific sessions as well.