and Using Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn 9.1 Learning Management system is available to faculty teaching
online, web-enhanced or blended courses
offered by New Jersey City University. Please see below for definitions
of each of these course delivery modes.
Course Delivery Modes and Definitions
Task Force on Instructional Technology developed the following definitions
for web-based courses which were adopted by the Information Technology
Steering Committee and provided to the University Senate:
course delivered via the World Wide Web which requires no face-to-face
course in which course content is distributed between online
and face-to-face instruction.
face-to-face course which utilizes a web-based component (e.g.,
Blackboard Learn) to enhance regularly scheduled course meetings.
following FAQ is designed to help you find answers to commonly asked
questions concerning how routine tasks and activities associated
with Blackboard Learn are performed.
do I obtain a Blackboard Learn course shell for an online course?
As of the Winter 2013 semester, Blackboard Learn course shells will be automatically created for all
courses. Faculty no longer need to fill out course request forms.
do I obtain a Blackboard Learn course shell for a blended or web-enhanced course?
Courses no longer need to be requested. The Department of Online Learning will automitically create course shells for the courses you are teaching.
I need to complete any special training before I can request a course
It is expected that faculty who are scheduled to teach online or
who use Blackboard for web-enhanced and blended courses have
completed Blackboard Learn 9.1 training and/or have prior knowledge and experience
in the use of the Blackboard Learn 9.1 learning management system. Further information
about Blackboard Learn training may be obtained by calling Department of Online Learning at (201) 200-3449.
will the names of students who have registered for my course be
added to the Blackboard Learn student list?
The names of the students who have officially registered for your
course will be added to Blackboard Learn before 12:00 noon on the first official
day of the semester. Students are advised that they may log into
your course after that time.
are students who add my course during the Add/Drop period added
to Blackboard Learn?
The staff of the Department of Online Learning will facilitate transferring
information from the Peoplesoft student information system to Blackboard Learn
through the end of the Add/Drop period. Student uploads will begin
on the official first day of classes and will continue through the
end of the Add/Drop period. The uploads only include students who
add your course. Drops are not done until the end of the Add/Drop
period as described below.
are students dropped from Blackboard Learn?
Approximately one week following the end of the Add/Drop period,
students who have dropped courses will be denied access to their
Blackboard Learn courses by the staff of the Department of Online Learning. No
further updates to your Blackboard Learn student list will be made after that
is my Peoplesoft roster different from my Blackboard Learn roster?
Since there is no real time integration between Peoplesoft and Blackboard Learn,
the names listed on the Peoplesoft roster and the Blackboard Learn student
list may not be the same. As noted above, drops from Blackboard Learn are not
done until the end of the Add/Drop period. As a result, in the initial
few weeks of the semester, your Blackboard Learn student list may include names
of students who have dropped your course. Additionally, if students
withdraw from your course after the end of the Add/Drop period,
their names will not be removed from your Blackboard Learn roster. Please Note:
The Peoplsoft roster is the only official record of students enrolled
in NJCU courses and should always be consulted when you wish to
determine a student's enrollment status.
long will my course remain on the Blackboard Learn server?
Courses will be retained on the Blackboard Learn server until one week after
the date that final grades are submitted to the Registrar’s
Office. This is necessary to ensure compliance with the TEACH Act
which requires that access to online courses be denied to students
once the semester has ended as well as to conserve disk space on
the Blackboard Learn server. The only exception will be students who must remain
in the course to resolve an Incomplete Grade.
can I obtain a copy of my course before it is deleted?
You can and should back up your course at the end of the semester
and download a copy to your local machine or other storage media.
Although the course file cannot be read outside of Blackboard Learn,
you can request that Department of Online Learning restore it in
a blank Blackboard Learn course shell should it be needed (e.g., if
a student challenges a grade).
can I obtain emergency Blackboard Learn course support?
You can obtain emergency Blackboard Learn support at any time by submitting
Support Request Form. A response will be made within twenty-four
hours. Support may also be obtained during business hours by calling
the educational technologist assigned to you at (201) 200-3449.