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<h4>The Basics!</h4>
 
<h4>The Basics!</h4>
  
Standard practices are the conventions followed by faculty and the Blackboard support staff in order to guarantee that the semester, in this case, starts smoothly.  Sometimes standard practices guarantee a common experience -- students are added to the courses on the same day -- and in other cases they guarantee clear, commonly understood communication between instructors and Blackboard staff.
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Standard practices are the conventions followed by faculty and the Blackboard support staff in order to guarantee that the semester, in this case, starts smoothly.  Adhering standard practices guarantee a common experience: students are added to the courses on the same day. It also helps guarantee clear, commonly understood communication between instructors and [http://www.wpunj.edu/irt/ctlt/index.html Teaching with Technology] staff.
  
 
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<li>'''students are added to course shells two days prior to the start of the semester'''.</li>
 
<li>'''students are added to course shells two days prior to the start of the semester'''.</li>
 
<li>Instructors can communicate with students before they are added to shells </li>
 
<li>Instructors can communicate with students before they are added to shells </li>
<li>Instructors are responsible for activating their course shells; students will not be able to participate in, or even see, course shells until they're activated.  The exception are courses taught completely online.</li></ol>
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<li>Instructors are responsible for activating their course shells; students will not be able to participate in, or even see, course shells until they're activated.  The exception are courses taught completely online.</li>
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<li>Course shells are identified by the year/semester - department and course number - course section
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Example:
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201740-hist1010-80
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Semester designations: Spring: 10 - Summer: 25 - Fall: 40 - Winter: 50</li>
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<h4 style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #E4863E">Transfer course content</h4>
 
<h4 style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #E4863E">Transfer course content</h4>
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Until recently there have been two two means for requesting a transfer, an online form and the Help Desk (HD). Recently these options have been narrowed to the Help Desk alone. The form was a legacy tool we'd used prior to the advent of the Help Desk. After the HD came into being we kept the form until people became accustomed to the Help Desk. Four years on the HD is an established feature of the technology environment at William Paterson and the form has been terminated.
  
The form to request a course content transfer: '''[https://libservices.wpunj.edu/irt/bb/transfer/default.cfm <span syle="color:#0000FF"> https://libservices.wpunj.edu/irt/bb/transfer/default.cfm</span>]'''
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To request a transfer please access the Help Desk:
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[http://www.wpunj.edu/helpdesk http://www.wpunj.edu/helpdesk]
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and select the request types Blackboard and Course Transfer Request.
  
<li>In the first of three sections enter the semester and course designations of both the course you are using as a template (origin) and the anticipated course shell (destination)
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Enter the department, semester, the four-digit course number and two digit course section for both the origin and destination courses. Enter special directions in the Request Detail interface.
  
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:650px">
 
[[Image:Transfer_cc_1_650.png|center|650px]]
 
</div></li>
 
  
In the example above the origin course is from the Fall of 2014 and the destination is the Fall semester 2015. The course extension is the only difference in the course designation area. When looking at old courses remember that the course designation is pre-pended by the year of the course and the semester designation:
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'''Do it Yourself Option'''
<table  style="width: 600px;">
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Use the Control Panel Packages and Utilities tab to save a copy of an existing course and upload it into a new shell.
<tr style="width: 200px;">
 
<tr><td width="100px">'''Designation'''</td><td width="200px">  '''Semester'''</td></tr>
 
<tr><td width="100px">50 </td><td width="200px">Winter</td></tr>
 
<tr><td width="100px">10</td><td width="200px">Spring</td></tr>
 
<tr><td width="100px">25 </td><td width="200px">Summer</td></tr>
 
<tr><td width="100px">40 </td><td width="200px">Fall </td></tr>
 
 
 
<tr><td colspan="2">&nbsp;</td></tr>
 
<tr style="width: 400px;"><td>'''For example, academic year 2018:'''</td></tr>
 
 
 
<tr><td width="100px">201740 </td><td width="200px">Fall semester 2017</td></tr>
 
<tr><td width="100px">201650 </td><td width="200px"> Winter session 12/2017 - 01/2018</td></tr>
 
<tr><td width="100px">201810 </td><td width="200px">Spring semester 2017</td></tr>
 
<tr><td width="100px">201825 </td><td width="200px"> Summer session 2017</td></tr>
 
 
 
<tr><td colspan=2"><td>&nbsp;</td></tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
 
 
<li>Enter your name and email in the second area
 
 
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:565px">
 
[[Image:Transfer_cc_2_565.png|center|565px]]
 
</div></li>
 
 
 
<li>Use the Comments area to make any special requests, for example adding extra sections or asking for retrieval of archived content. And always remember to SUBMIT!
 
 
 
<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:635px">
 
[[Image:Transfer_cc_3_635.png‎|center|635px]]
 
</div></li>
 
</ul>
 
 
 
 
 
'''For Faculty Who Prefer to Control Their Own Content'''
 
 
 
The easiest way for faculty to move content from one section to another is to a) download the content from the origin section and b) upload it to the destination section.  The process takes as much time as it does to request a course transfer and can be done on your own time -- no waiting!
 
 
 
Text-based instructions for Exporting and/or Archiving a course in on Bb shell and then uploading (Restoring) it to another Bb shell can be found here:
 
: '''[http://bit.ly/wpunj-bb-AER Export/Archive/Restore]'''
 
 
 
Video instructions for the same procedures are available here:
 
: [http://bit.ly/wpunj-bb-archive Archive, machine readable files]
 
: [http://bit.ly/wpunj-bb-export Export, human accessible files]
 
: [http://bit.ly/wpunj-bb-import Restore course to a Bb shell]
 
  
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[https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Course_Content/Reuse_Content/Export_and_Archive_Courses Export, Archive, and Restore Courses]
  
 
<h4 style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #E4863E">Create course shells from sections which are associated by cross-listing or multi-sections</h4>
 
<h4 style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #E4863E">Create course shells from sections which are associated by cross-listing or multi-sections</h4>

Revision as of 12:18, 17 July 2017

 


 

Standard Practices

The Basics!

Standard practices are the conventions followed by faculty and the Blackboard support staff in order to guarantee that the semester, in this case, starts smoothly. Adhering standard practices guarantee a common experience: students are added to the courses on the same day. It also helps guarantee clear, commonly understood communication between instructors and Teaching with Technology staff.

  1. students are added to course shells two days prior to the start of the semester.
  2. Instructors can communicate with students before they are added to shells
  3. Instructors are responsible for activating their course shells; students will not be able to participate in, or even see, course shells until they're activated. The exception are courses taught completely online.
  4. Course shells are identified by the year/semester - department and course number - course section Example: 201740-hist1010-80 Semester designations: Spring: 10 - Summer: 25 - Fall: 40 - Winter: 50


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