IT does a system-wide backup on a daily basis. However, these backups are for catastrophic system failure and do not apply at the singular course level. It is the instructor's responsibility to backup their grade book.
You can make your course or organization available or unavailable. Changing the availability will prevent users from entering the site.
Note: When a course is set to unavailable, it is invisible to students, but the instructor can still access it.
Courses are not removed from Blackboard unless requested by the instructor. This way you can access old courses at any time even if they are listed as unavailable. You may arrange the window to only display the current semester courses.
Instructors may wish to print a course roster for use in a face-to-face class or for recording attendance.
Blackboard assignments can easily be reviewed for originality at Turnitin.com, but you have to set up the assignments correctly. Just follow this trail: Assignments > Tools > Turnitin Assignment or Course Materials > Tools > Turnitin Assignment or Exams > Tools > Turnitin Assignment. This will take you directly to Turnitin where you can set up your assignment. You can get to completed assignments through the Blackboard Gradebook, and a click on the completed assignment icon will take you to Turnitin, where you can check it or grade it. It's really easy, but contact I.T. or Sarah Watson if you have issues with Turnitin.
The Retention Center provides an easy way for you to discover which students in your course are at risk. Based on preconfigured rules and rules you create, students’ engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you to potential risk. From the Retention Center, you can communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement. You can begin using the Retention Center features immediately—no setup required. The Retention Center replaces the Early Warning System feature with easy workflows, while retaining all existing Early Warning System data and rules. Click Here for more information.
Email Blackboard@etbu.edu for further help or questions