Course Shell Creation
Blackboard shells are available 40 days before the term start date. Courses and enrollments are automatically synced from Colleague.
- VWU Global Campus coordinates the copying of material for each Mini-Term from a “master” shell. An Instructional Support Specialist will contact each instructor upon completion.
- For all other courses, instructors set-up their own material. Many instructors choose to copy material from previous semesters:
Copying an older course into an existing course
Copying individual content from one course to another
Course Availability for Students
- Course shells default to “unavailable” for student viewing. An instructor can make a course “available” for student viewing by following these instructions:
- Courses become unavailable 1 month after the final exam period (or the last day of classes for online terms) by default, but can be made available again by the instructor following the aforementioned instructions.
Making courses available to students
Courses will made be available on the first day of the term if the instructor has not already done so.