Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tip #87: End of the Semester Checklist

Tip: At the end of each semester, you should
  1. Export the final course Gradebook
  2. Archive your Blackboard course
  3. Make the course unavailable
Make the course unavailable
  1. Go to the Control Panel and click Customization.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Underneath Set Availability, check the box next to No.
  4. Click Submit.
Backup the final course Gradebook:
  1. Access the Grade Center from the Control Panel.
  2. Click Work Offline on the right side and select Download.
  3. On the Download Grades page:
    • Data, select Full Grade Center
    • Options, select the Delimiter Type as Tab
    • Save Location, select Download Location as My Computer
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Click link to download grade center backup.
Archive your Blackboard course:
  1. Go to the Control Panel and click Packages and Utilities.
  2. Click Export/Archive Course.
  3. Click Archive.
  4. On the Archive Course page:Select Copy Options, check Include Grade Center History
  5. Click Submit.
  6. An email will be sent when the archive has been completed.Note: Refresh the screen to view the zip file. The course archive may take up to 15 minutes to generate.
  7. Click the Archive File of the course to save to computer.

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