Blackboard course rollover: action required for 2016

 

Course Rollover is the annual process whereby Blackboard courses from the current academic year are copied for use in the next academic year.

2016-17 Calendar

Course Rollover is being streamlined this year, so that all of the course copying is carried out over two consecutive weekends:

  • Standard courses which are scheduled in RISIS to run in 2016-17  will be rolled forward over the weekend of 30th – 31st July.
  • Other courses (e.g. Shared and non-RISIS courses) will be rolled forward over the weekend of 6th – 7th August.

Blackboard will be unavailable to users while this work is being carried out – exact times tbc.

Please see below for actions which you should take to ensure that your courses are correctly rolled forward for use in 2016-17.

 

 

Is my course scheduled to be copied?

Please see the Course Copy Status page for a list of all courses which are currently scheduled to be copied forward – you can use the search box to find your course.

If your course is listed here, no further action is required to ensure that the course copying takes place.

 

 

Standard RISIS courses

i.e. Blackboard courses which are directly linked to a single programme or module in RISIS

If you had a Blackboard course (module or programme) linked to RISIS in 2015/16 and it is scheduled in RISIS to run again in 2016/17, the course content will be copied automatically as part of Course Rollover.

If your course is listed on the Course Copy Status page no further action is required to ensure that the course is copied.

If your course is not included on this list, please check with your course administrator that the programme/module has been correctly scheduled for 2016/17 in RISIS.

 

Modules with a new code in RISIS

If your module is getting a new code for 2016-17, and you want to copy across your current course content, please check the Course Copy Status page to see if the old and new codes are already listed there (e.g. we already know that AP2EM3-15-6A needs to be copied to AP2EM4-16-7A).

If your module is not listed there, please ask your course administrator to enter this information on RISIS by Friday 1st July.

After 1st July, please submit a request for content and staff enrolments to be copied from the current Blackboard course to the re-coded 2016-17 Blackboard course.

 

 

Shared courses

Shared courses group together enrolments from a number of RISIS programmes or modules, and have a Blackboard course code ending in SH.

Shared courses are not automatically rolled forward.

If you wish your 2015-16 Shared course to be rolled-over for the next academic year, you need to request this using the Course Copy Request Form.

Under ‘Type of Course Copy’ select Shared -> Shared, and specify the RISIS programmes or modules from which the Shared course enrolments will be drawn.

The deadline for this information to be included in the annual Course Rollover is Friday 15th July.

 

Non-RISIS courses

Typically these are used for the delivery of academic activities which are not recorded in RISIS, and have a Blackboard course code ending in NR.

Non-RISIS courses are not automatically rolled forward.

If you wish your 2015-16 Non-RISIS course to be rolled-over for the next academic year, you need to request this using the Course Copy Request Form.

Under ‘Type of Course Copy’ select Single -> Single.

The deadline for this information to be included in the annual Course Rollover is Friday 15th July.

 

Which parts of my course will be copied?

Please note – there are some changes from previous years.

In particular, Turnitin and Blackboard assignments will NOT be copied forward.

See the Course Rollover blog page for further details.

 

Further Help

Please read the information on this blog and, where appropriate, speak to administrative staff in your School for clarification. If you still have unanswered questions on the Rollover process, log them with it@reading.ac.uk

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