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 2016 to Fall 2016 Events


Sequence of Events Completed icon Completed Current icon Current Upcoming icon Upcoming
completed July 18, 2016
Fall classes for 2016 ready to be linked in Course Central

completed August 1, 2016
Deadline to notify ITHelp of courses that extend past 8/1

3:00 p.m., Aug. 1, 2016  This is the deadline for instructors to notify Blackboard administrators that... (more)

completed August 2, 2016
Deadline to submit candidate grades
completed August 3, 2016
Deadline to submit other grades
completed August 3, 2016
2016-08-06, 9:00 PM Blackboard cleanup of Summer 2016 data. Summer Semester data will be archived. Student enrollments will be removed from Blackboard

Aug. 3, 2016, 1:00 PM Summer Semester data will be archived. Student enrollments will be... (more)

completed August 3, 2016
Instructors Download/Save Gradebooks by 1:00 pm

Before 1:00 p.m., Aug. 3, 2016   Grades must be downloaded by instructors by this time. All instructors... (more)

completed August 5–6, 2016
2016-08-06, 12:00 AM - Blackboard Downtime

Blackboard will NOT be available due to system maintenance  

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