Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
CELTIC is attached to the Ryan Library Building- not far from the main entrance to campus
Phone: (914) 633-2146
The rationale for the Blackboard Course Retention Policy is that the Iona Blackboard database has become large and filled with files using outdated Blackboard protocols. These files cause numerous problems and system malfunctions.
Course container creation and course deletion are administrative functions, not tasks that instructors can complete in Blackboard. Instructors can copy course materials from one existing course container to another. Course containers are created each term based on PeopleSoft, the database of record.
Examples of the policy in use
The policy went into effect in January 2009. All courses created prior to Fall 2010 were deleted on November 15, 2012. Instructors were notified on October 3 and then again, two weeks later, on October 17.
This pattern will continue in subsequent terms.
Use of Archive Files
The procedure for archiving or saving a course’s complete content would be: