Each year we archive Blackboard organisation sites from the previous academic year. This is to clean up the view for staff and students and ensure the correct Blackboard sites are used in the coming year. This year, Blackboard organisation sites from 2016/7 will be archived on Wednesday 11th October. This means that they will disappear from your lists in Shuspace and you’ll no longer be able to access them. This does not affect module sites.
Some staff have organisation sites which need to remain active until a later time point, such as those for summer cohorts like TARC and Nursing. You can check whether your organisation site will be archived by clicking the icon next to it in the Backboard Sites channel, and selecting “Manage Settings“. If your organisation shows an end date of ‘Sept 2017’ or earlier, and it will be required after 11th October, please select a new end date, and click “Submit”. It may take some time for these changes to be reflected on Blackboard, as they are not processed immediately.
Most organisation sites for 2017/8 have been set up already as part of the copy process that happens in May (if there was one from the previous academic year). If your site was not copied, or you need a new or different organisation site for 2017/8 , you should request one by selecting “New site/copy existing site” on the My SHU tab.
Note that students and staff retain access to module sites from previous years as long as there are any students who took that module still enrolled on the course.
If you need a module site for 2017/8, then please request one by selecting “New site/copy existing site” on the My SHU tab.