Faculty End of the Semester Tips and Checklist
The end of the semester is almost here. To finish the semester, there are a few Blackboard reminders and tips to help you with your courses.
End of Semester Tips and Checklist
Submitting Grades using Blackboard and Campus Connection Grades Integration
The Blackboard and Campus Connection grades integration feature makes it easy to import grades from Blackboard into Campus Connection. All Blackboard course sites should already have a grade column added to the Grade Center titled CC Final Grade. This column is pre-configured to be the default grade column used with the Campus Connection grade import. After entering a final letter grade in the Blackboard CC Final Grade column, instructors can log into Campus Connection and import final grades.
To complete the process, log into Campus Connection, select the Grade Roster for the course and click the Import button. More information is available describing the process at Final Grade Integration to Campus Connection and details about how to import grades at Blackboard - Importing Grades to Campus Connection.
Exporting the Grade Center
Do you prefer to save your Blackboard grade book, for your file, at the end of the semester? Now is the time. Go to the Grade Center, click Work Offline in the upper right corner. Download a copy which can be saved as an Excel file. See Working Offline for more information.
Saving Student Assignments
You can download assignment submissions to review them offline. Choose to download all or only selected submissions as a single ZIP file. Unzip or expand the file to view the contents. Each submission is saved as a separate file. See Saving Student Assignments for more information.
Archiving your Course
The archive course feature creates a permanent record of a course including all the content and user interactions. Archived courses are saved as ZIP files. Archiving a course does not delete it from the Blackboard system, it only makes a copy for you to save as a record. All files within the course are included in the archive. See Archive Courses for more information.
YuJa Storage Cleanup
YuJa storage is limited, so remember to remove any YuJa recordings that are not current, not linked to any of your courses, or are not used anymore. Learn how to check your YuJa storage usage, download copies of your recordings, and remove unused files from YuJa.
Downloading content and deleting content. If you are planning to reuse any recordings please beware of the NDSU FERPA Policy.
Zoom Cloud Storage Cleanup
Zoom cloud recordings are meant to be temporary (current semester or less) and YuJa or OneDrive should be used for longer-term storage. If you used Zoom during the semester and recorded your class sessions to the cloud, you will want to download any recordings you would like to keep and delete the rest. Learn more about downloading Zoom cloud recordings using this link: Zoom Cloud Recording Management. If you are planning to reuse any recordings please beware of the NDSU FERPA Policy.
As you start planning for next semester, remember our team of instructional designers are here to help you develop new courses, redesign existing courses, provide course reviews, give recommendations for incorporating new technologies, and more. If you would like to work with an Instructional Designer, please view our LAIC webpage and submit a consultation request.