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Blackboard Learn Administration

The 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.

Web-based Course Delivery Modes and Definitions

The 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:

Online Course: a course delivered via the World Wide Web which requires no face-to-face meetings
Blended Course:  a course in which course content is distributed between online and face-to-face instruction.
Web-Enhanced
Course:
a face-to-face course which utilizes a web-based component (e.g., Blackboard Learn) to enhance regularly scheduled course meetings.

 

 

 

 

Blackboard Learn Administration FAQ

The 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.

? How do I obtain a Blackboard Learn course shell for an online course?
? How do I obtain a Blackboard Learn course shell for a blended or web-enhanced course?
? Do I need to complete any special training before I can request a course shell?
When will the names of students who have registered for my course be added in Blackboard Learn?
? How are students who add my course during the Add/Drop period added to Blackboard Learn?
? How are students dropped from Blackboard Learn?
? Why is my Peoplesoft roster different from my Blackboard Learn roster?
? How long will my course remain on the Blackboard Learn server?
? How can I obtain a copy of my course before it is deleted?
? How can I obtain Blackboard Learn course support?

How 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.

How 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.

Do I need to complete any special training before I can request a course shell?
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.

When 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.

How 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.

How 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 time.

Why 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.

How 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.

How 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).

How can I obtain emergency Blackboard Learn course support?
You can obtain emergency Blackboard Learn support at any time by submitting the Online 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.

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