Tuesday, April 10, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (4/2/2018)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of April 2nd is How Can I Revitalize My Classroom with Workforce Development Concepts? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-revitalize-my-classroom-with-workforce-development-concepts-14582-1.html.  The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   
 
Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Faculty Conversations. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) is initiating a new professional development series called Faculty Conversations. The goal of Faculty Conversations is to create an opportunity for faculty to come together to discuss various teaching and learning topics as well as to share strategies, best practices, and resources. The topic for our inaugural Faculty Conversations will be best practices in online and hybrid teaching. There will be two sessions to accommodate different teaching schedules and campus locations: Friday, April 6th from 9:30am to 10:30am in Danvers Berry, DB301 (CTLI Conference Room) and Thursday, April 12th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Lynn South, LS314 (CTLI Training Room). Whether you are new to teaching online or hybrid courses, have been teaching online or hybrid courses for many years, or are curious about teaching online or hybrid courses, please join us for the conversation. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/ofxEBk3BEoYW4Xus2.
  • Liberal Studies Lecture Series (Rescheduled). Join Lance Eaton as he presents this semester’s (LS)^2 presentation “Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued: The Intersections of Creativity, Censorship, Copyright and the Commons” on Monday, April 9th from 9:30am to 10:45pm in the Math & Science Building, Room 119 at the Danvers Campus. This presentation is also open to the public. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/vampires-get-you-famous-but-the-hulk-will-get-you-sued-the-intersections-of-creativity-censorship-copyright-and-the-commons/.
       
Share Your Teaching Resources and Professional Development Opportunities
Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation


Monday, April 2, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/26/2018)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of March 26th is How Can I Engage Generation C? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-engage-generation-c-14595-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   
 
Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Faculty Conversations. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) is initiating a new professional development series called Faculty Conversations. The goal of Faculty Conversations is to create an opportunity for faculty to come together to discuss various teaching and learning topics as well as to share strategies, best practices, and resources. The topic for our inaugural Faculty Conversations will be best practices in online and hybrid teaching. There will be two sessions to accommodate different teaching schedules and campus locations: Friday, April 6th from 9:30am to 10:30am in Danvers Berry, DB301 (CTLI Conference Room) and Thursday, April 12th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Lynn South, LS314 (CTLI Training Room). Whether you are new to teaching online or hybrid courses, have been teaching online or hybrid courses for many years, or are curious about teaching online or hybrid courses, please join us for the conversation. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/ofxEBk3BEoYW4Xus2.
  • Liberal Studies Lecture Series (Rescheduled). Join Lance Eaton as he presents this semester’s (LS)^2 presentation “Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued: The Intersections of Creativity, Censorship, Copyright and the Commons” on Monday, April 9th from 9:30am to 10:45pm in the Math & Science Building, Room 119 at the Danvers Campus. This presentation is also open to the public. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/vampires-get-you-famous-but-the-hulk-will-get-you-sued-the-intersections-of-creativity-censorship-copyright-and-the-commons/.  
Resources
Share Your Teaching Resources and Professional Development Opportunities
Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation


Monday, March 26, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (3/19/2018)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of March 19th is How Can I Be an Effective Mentor? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-be-an-effective-mentor-14569-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   
 
Upcoming Webinars of Interest
Backwards design to support flexibility within courses (part of the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series) on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST
Speaker: Karen Bellnier, Director of Instructional Technology and Online Learning, Community College of Rhode Island
"Backwards design is a course planning approach that keeps the planning focused on the end goal – your course objectives. While the process often involves tearing a course down to its “studs” and rebuilding, the benefits to you and your students can be worth that effort through a clear vision for the course, objective-driven assessment and grading criteria, and efficiency of time spent on class."
Register at https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=&eventid=1559843&sessionid=1&key=598D614B7F66A11F7FC393E21A8EE203

  
Resources
Speaking of faculty mentors…The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) is excited to have Kara Kaufman as part of the CTLI team in her role as the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Faculty Mentor. Kara is a Professor of History in the Department of History, Government, & Economics and has been teaching history at NSCC since 2011. She teaches World History I, World History II, and the History of Sexuality on-site in Lynn and Danvers as well as World History II online. During the spring semester, Kara will be in Danvers DB387 on Wednesday mornings and in Lynn LS319 on Thursday afternoons and will be available to meet with faculty to brainstorm ideas around enhancing their teaching practice through the integration of innovative strategies or instructional technologies. We hope that you will stop by at some point.

Share Your Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
In what ways do you build a student learning community in your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses? What activities are you using to encourage student-to-student interaction? Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation  
 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (2/26/2018)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of February 26th is How Do I Create Social Presence in my Online Classes? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-do-i-create-social-presence-in-my-online-classess-14608-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Changes in the Brain. NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this spring semester. The first one, "Changes in the Brain: Evidence from Neuroscience on the Effects of Buddhism and the Secular Practice of Mindfulness", will take place on Tuesday, March 6th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Lynn Gym. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.
  • Liberal Studies Lecture Series. Join Lance Eaton as he presents this semester’s (LS)^2 presentation, “Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued: The Intersections of Creativity, Censorship, Copyright and the Commons” on Thursday, March 8th from 11:00am to 12:15pm in the Lynn Gym. This presentation is also open to the public. More information is available at http://news.northshore.edu/blog/vampires-get-you-famous-but-the-hulk-will-get-you-sued-the-intersections-of-creativity-censorship-copyright-and-the-commons/.
  • Massachusetts Community College Teaching, Learning, & Student Development Conference. This year’s Massachusetts Community College TL&SD Conference, titled "Shifting Paradigms: Reimagining Student Success", will be held on Friday, April 6th at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. Register by March 9th.  
   
Resources
Share Your Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
In what ways do you build a student learning community in your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses? What activities are you using to encourage student-to-student interaction? Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop. Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.


We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation  
 

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (2/12/2018)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of February 12th is How Can I Use Controversial Issues to Build Cognitive Skills in My Students? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/use-controversial-issues-to-build-cognitive-skills-14565-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Save the Date: NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this spring semester. The first one, "Changes in the Brain: Evidence from Neuroscience on the effects of Buddhism and the Secular Practice of Mindfulness", will take place on Tuesday, March 6th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Lynn Gym. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.   
 
Resources
Share Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
If you have any teaching resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.


We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation  
 

Monday, February 12, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (2/5/2018)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of February 5th is How Can I Teach Routine Courses with Energy and Enthusiasm? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-can-i-teaching-routine-courses-with-energy-and-enthusiasm-14543-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Save the Date: NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this spring semester. The first one, "Changes in the Brain: Evidence from Neuroscience on the effects of Buddhism and the Secular Practice of Mindfulness", will take place on Tuesday, March 6th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Lynn Gym. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks.   
 
Resources
 
Share your Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, or Professional Development Opportunities
Have you been teaching the same course each semester for several years? How do you reinvigorate a course that you have taught before? What are some ways that you infuse new energy and enthusiasm into a course that repeatedly teach each year? Please share your ideas, teaching strategies, and tips by emailing ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the next few issues of iDevelop.


Also, please feel free to share any teaching resources or professional development opportunities that other NSCC faculty might be interested in.

We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.

Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation  
 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

iDevelop – NSCC’s Faculty Professional Development eNewsletter (1/29/2018)

Welcome to iDevelop, a weekly eNewsletter providing faculty with information about professional development opportunities at NSCC. The intent of this eNewsletter is to spotlight the various professional development events for faculty in one convenient location as well as share best practices, resources and tips related to the teaching practice. iDevelop is being brought to you by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI).
  
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20 Minute Online Professional Development
The Monday Morning Mentor series will be available over the spring semester to bring you professional development in twenty minute snippets. The topic for the week of January 29th is How Do I Create the Ideal Learning Environment for Modern Learners? The presentation is available Monday at 10:00am and is accessible through Sunday of that week. For information on accessing the presentation and supplemental materials, please view the Bulletin or the email version of iDevelop.

More information about this session (including description, topics, and learning goals) is available at https://www.magnapubs.com/online/mentor/how-do-i-create-the-ideal-environment-for-modern-learners-14534-1.html. The complete spring schedule of Monday Morning Mentor sessions is available at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/2018/01/20-minute-mentor-online-faculty.html.

Looking for transcripts of past Monday Morning Mentor sessions? Please email ctli@northshore.edu with the session title and we can provide you with the transcript and supplementary materials.   

Other Professional Development Opportunities
  • Save the Date: NSCC’s Office of Student Engagement will be offering two co-curricular programming events this spring semester. The first one, "Changes in the Brain: Evidence from Neuroscience on the effects of Buddhism and the Secular Practice of Mindfulness", will take place on Tuesday, March 6th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the Lynn Gym. For more information, please contact Dennis Hicks. 
        
Webinar of Interest – Recording Now Available
"Ugh, group work”: Restructuring Group Work & Projects in the Online Course: Recently NERCOMP ran a virtual webinar facilitated by Lance Eaton on ideas for integrating group work into online courses. The presentation materials are available at https://goo.gl/mvRiYu. And the recording can be accessed at https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/4160311594720154370?assets=true if you are interested in viewing the session. You will need to enter in your name and email address to access the recording.

To stay current on professional development opportunities offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation over the spring semester:
  • Read the Learning, Education, Technology and Support (LETS) Blog at http://nscclets.blogspot.com/. CTLI’s goal with this blog is to provide an informative and useful resource for faculty and staff by highlighting events, spotlighting projects, and presenting current information around instructional technology while also providing a growing pool of resources, recommendations, tools, and materials for teaching and learning purposes.
  • "Like" the North Shore Community College Instructional Technology and Design Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/myNSCC.acadtech. On the Instructional Technology and Design Facebook page, CTLI’s ITD team provides information about upcoming professional development opportunities, links to interesting articles on integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment, and presents tips on using the various instructional technology resources.    
 
Share Teaching Resources or Professional Development OpportunitiesIf you have any teaching strategies or resources that you would like to share with other NSCC faculty or know of any other professional development opportunities that NSCC faculty might be interested in, please feel free to send them to ctli@northshore.edu and we will share them in the upcoming issues of iDevelop.
  
We hope you have enjoyed this weekly eNewsletter and would love your input. Please let us know if you have any feedback on the format, content, and resources or if there is anything else you would like to see in the eNewsletter.


Thank you,
Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation  

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

20 Minute Mentor - Online Faculty Professional Development - Spring 2018 Schedule

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) offers faculty a professional development series from Magna Publications, called the 20 Minute Mentor. The goal of the 20 Minute Mentor series is to offer faculty practical professional development opportunities in twenty minute snippets that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time during the given week. Session topics cover the areas of student engagement, teaching and learning, teaching online, assessment and learning goals, and classroom management.

Information on how to access the 20 Minute Mentor sessions is available each week in the Bulletin and the iDevelop e-newsletter.

New video presentations (with supplementary materials) go live at 10:00am each Monday morning and are only accessible through Sunday. 

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The following sessions are on the schedule for spring 2018. For session descriptions, objectives, and mentor bios, click on the titles below. 
We would love to hear your feedback on the usefulness of these sessions. Please send your input to ctli@northshore.edu.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January Blackboard Learn Open Labs

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation's Instructional Technology and Design team will be holding Blackboard Learn Open Labs in January.

Blackboard Learn Open Labs
Faculty are welcome to drop by the Open Labs if there are any questions or issues in setting up course sites for the spring semester. Team members will be available to assist on both the Danvers and Lynn campuses. 

Week of January 15th  
  • Tuesday, January 16th from 9:00am-3:00pm in DB387 and LS319
  • Wednesday, January 17th from 9:00am-3:00pm in DB387 and LS319
  • Thursday, January 18th from 9:00am-3:00pm in DB387 and LS319
  • Friday, January 19th from 9:00am-3:00pm in DB387 and LS319
      
Week of January 22nd
  • Monday, January 22nd from 9:00am-3:00pm in DB387 and LS319
  • Tuesday, January 23rd from 9:00am-2:00pm in DB387 and LS319
  • Wednesday, January 24th from 9:00am-3:00pm in DB387 and LS319
  • Thursday, January 25th from 9:00am-3:00pm in DB387 and LS319
      
Also, please do not hesitate to contact the Blackboard Learn Helpdesk at bbhelp@northshore.edu if there are any issues with Blackboard Learn.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Preparing for Spring 2018 Courses in Blackboard Learn

As you start to think about your spring courses, we wanted to share with you the following important information that will help you prepare your course site in Blackboard Learn.

Copying a Course
To copy a previous course site into a new one in Blackboard Learn:
  1. Go into the course site that has the content to copy. In the Control Panel, expand the "Packages and Utilities" section and click Course Copy.
  2. On the next screen, in the “Select Copy Type” section, make sure Copy Course Materials into Existing Course is selected in the drop down menu.
  3. Now, in the “Select Copy Options” section, next to the Destination Course ID field, click Browse. Then, find and select the Course ID for the new course (the one you want to put the content into). Click Submit.
  4. Select the Course Materials that you want to copy over to the new course. Usually, Select All is the best choice, although you might not want to copy announcements.
    1. If Select All is not used, make sure to include Grade Center Columns and Settings if Assignments and/or Tests are being copied.
    2. Also, under Discussion Board, select Include only the forums, with no starter posts if threads are not created by the instructor for students to respond to. If not, all student threads will copy over as anonymous and they will need to be deleted.
  5. In the “File Attachments” section, keep the default settings.
  6. Click Submit.
Please note: When a previous course site is copied over into a new course site, any new or changed content areas will be added to the bottom of the course menu.
    
Making your Course Shell Available to Students
When your course shell is ready for students to view, you will need to give them access. All course sites are unavailable to students by default. You can easily make your course sites available from the My Home page using the Qwickly multi-course tool.

If you are in your course site, here are the directions for making it available to your students. To open your course:

  1. In your Blackboard Learn course shell, in the Control Panel, expand the Customization section and click Properties. 
  2. On the next screen, scroll down to the “Set Availability” section and select Yes to make the course available. Note: We recommend that you select Yes instead of Use Term Availability. Term Availability is set to the last day of classes and will close your course site that day (even though your students might still need access to finish up the course). 
  3. Click Submit to enable your students to see and access your course shell.
     
Preparing your Blackboard Learn Course Site for a New Semester
If you have already been using Blackboard Learn for your courses, please check out this handy reference to help you prepare your Blackboard Learn course site for a new semester at http://goo.gl/pZbUZ8.
  
Blackboard Learn Pre-semester Course Checklist
Once you course has been copied over, please review this checklist at https://goo.gl/18q3r5 to help you make sure your course site in Blackboard Learn is ready to go for the upcoming semester. 

   
Please do not hesitate to contact the Blackboard Learn Helpdesk at bbhelp@northshore.edu if there are any issues with Blackboard Learn.