How is Blackboard Organised?
Blackboard provides a course site for each course taught at the University. The course sites in Blackboard are organised by academic year. Within the Blackboard environment the courses are uniquely identified by the AOS code and period, and academic year.
Prior to the start of each academic year a new course site is created in Blackboard for each course recorded in the University’s QL Registry database. The Registry database is used as the authoritative source for courses and student information in Blackboard. Once the Blackboard course sites have been created staff can request access to their course sites by emailing email@example.com.
At the end of each academic year the course sites for the completed year are archived and course sites for the next academic year are created. During this rollover process the existing content is copied from the old course sites to the new course sites. It is expected that no further content will be added to the archived course sites and that all content and communication for the new academic year will occur via the newly created course sites. The archived sites are still available for students and staff for reference purposes.