Develop Your Course
Set Up Your Blackboard Site
- Give Access to others
- Best Practices for Shell Layout Interaction and video
- Copy content
- Create Accessible Courses
Set Up Grading
- Getting Started with Grade Center
- Upload/Download Grade Center: video for general steps.
- Watch this Grade Center Instructional Module to learn more.
The creation and enrollment of classes is handled by an automatic process for all credit based classes at UofL.
Classes and assigned instructors are sent by the departments to the registrar. The information is entered into the registration system, then passed to Blackboard. Blackboard creates a basic shell for each class based on a template and instructors are assigned rights to their assigned shell(s). During student registration and drop/add periods, enrollments are passed from the registration system to Blackboard three times a day.
Loading of New Classes Each Spring
Each spring, classes for the next academic year are added to Blackboard in stages.
Summer Classes: March 1
Fall Classes: March 10
Spring Classes: May 15
Information on Archive/Purge Cycle for Course Rotation
The archive and purge cycle happens twice a year.
Spring archive and purge generally happens in March or later after the summer and fall class loads for the previous Spring and back (i.e. in Spring 2018 the archive and purge would be for Spring 2017 and back).
Fall archive and purge generally happens in May or later after the spring class loads for the previous fall and back (i.e. in Fall 2018 the archive and purge would be for Fall 2017 and back).