Semester Transition Process

Each semester there are milestones in the management of Blackboard courses. This page includes information about recent, current and upcoming activities related to your Blackboard courses. Please review the schedule below for activities that require your attention, especially noting course setup dates and requirements for instructors to back up course gradebooks. If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please email

Second Summer 2015 to Fall 2015 Events


Sequence of Events Completed icon Completed Current icon Current Upcoming icon Upcoming
completed July 15, 2015
Fall classes for 2015 ready to be linked in Course Central

completed August 3, 2015
Deadline to notify ITHelp of courses that extend past 8/3

3:00 p.m., Aug. 3, 2015  This is the deadline for instructors to notify Blackboard administrators... (more)

completed August 4, 2015
Deadline to submit candidate grades
completed August 5, 2015
Deadline to submit other grades
completed August 5, 2015
Summer Semester data will be archived. Student enrollments will be removed from Blackboard.

Aug. 5, 2015, 1:00 PM Summer Semester data will be archived. Student enrollments will be... (more)

completed August 5, 2015
Instructors Download/Save Gradebooks by 1:00 pm

Before 1:00 p.m., Aug. 5, 2015   Grades must be downloaded by instructors by this time. All instructors... (more)

completed August 9–11, 2015
2015-08-11, 6:00 PM - Blackboard Cleanup of Summer Semester Data & System Maintenance System Unavailable

  Blackboard will NOT be available during this time due to system and database upgrades.... (more)

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