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Use Blackboard support portal to send emails and create a ticket for any Blackboard related issues. Updates will be sent to your email provided.

Set Up Course Site/Shells in Blackboard LMS

*Faculty NO LONGER needs to fill out a course request form.You will have to fill out the online form only if you want to merge enrollment of multiple sections into one course site, or need assistance to copy content from previous taught course. Here is the link to the online merge enrollment form. Once multiple course sections are merged, making changes to the course ID, name, or section number is not recommended. So please make sure you have verified each course section number and be sure to enter correct information and click “submit” button only once!

*Students’ last course access date is two weeks after the end of each semester. The end of access date will apply to all courses (16 week regular, late starting, and short-term courses) unless instructor make changes.

Important Dates for Blackboard Learn Courses

Spring 2020

Nov. 1, 2019– Add Spring course shells into the Blackboard learning management system(LMS). Faculty may access their course sites and start develop course content. Faculty can start to request a course copy from previous taught courses back to six semesters. Faculty may request to merge the site and enrollment for their cross-listed courses or multiple sections of the same course. Course copy and enrollment merge form is available in Blackboard and Panther Portal.

Jan. 8, 2020 – Add student enrollment into the Blackboard courses. All spring courses are set to available. Students start to have access to their spring course sites through the Blackboard LMS (depending on their course start-dates). Faculty who want students to have early access may contact Blackboard Admin or send a request through the Blackboard support portal (

Jan. 13, 2020 - Spring semester begins.

May 18, 2020 - Final grades due (2pm).

June 2, 2020 – Last day that students can access their spring courses through the Blackboard. All spring courses becomes unavailable to student, faculty can still access their courses.

Fall 2019

May 9, 2019 - Add Fall courses into the Blackboard LMS. Faculty may access their course sites in Blackboard. Course copy and enrollment merge form is available in Blackboard site and panther portal.

August 12, 2019 - Add Fall course enrollments into Blackboard. Students may access to their course sites through the Blackboard (depending on their course start-date).

Dec. 16, 2019 – Final grades due.

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