Bb course shells for both SP2013 and WT2013 were created on December, 1, 2012. The course shells for SP2013 are located on the Bb production server at http://blackboard.umbc.edu. As previously announced WT2013 courses will be run on a separate server at http://bb-winter.umbc.edu. The Bb production server will be taken offline from January 4 - 14, 2013 while it is being upgraded. All courses and organizations on the Bb production server will be unavailable during that time. If you require any past Bb content for your WT2013 courses please make sure to export it prior to midnight January 3, 2013.
Enrollments for both SP2013 and WT2013 courses will continue to be updated daily. Bb shells are available for all courses (designated as lecture, lab, field or discussion) listed in the UMBC Schedule of Classes (SOC), provided that there is an instructor of record listed. The addition of new course sections and instructors will result in new Bb shells being automatically generated each morning. Student enrollment in Bb will continue to mirror the official registration in
SA, and will update hourly.
If you are an instructor, and your name is not associated with the course you are teaching in the SOC, please see your departmental scheduling coordinator to get that issue resolved. Once you are listed in the SOC, your Bb course shell will be created automatically.
Additionally in situations where one instructor is teaching multiple sections of the same course, by default all sections will be combined into one Bb course shell. If you want to have separate shells for different sections, or if you need a shell for for a research or independent study course, please submit a new course request or submit an RT ticket with your request.
As a reminder, all Bb course shells are initially unavailable to students until the instructor makes it available.