End of Semester Procedures

  • Request Blackboard for New Semester
  • Incompletes
    • Send an email to blackboard@uh.edu indicating how you want to handle the incomplete.
      • Add the student to next semester’s course
      • Or keep the current course open for this student.
    • Give the names of the students with incompletes, the course and section, the reason they need access, and how long they should have access.
  • Saving Course Grades
    It is recommended that you save a copy of the course Grade Center for your own records. Here are the steps to download a copy of the course Grade Center for Blackboard Learn courses:
    1. In your course, be sure that Edit Mode is ON at top right
    2. Go to the Grade Center - Full Grade Center under Control Panel on lower left
    3. Click on Work Offline and Download at top right
      • Select Full Grade Center data to download
      • Specify Delimiter Type as “Tab-delimited”
      • Set Include Hidden Information to Yes
      • Set Download Location to your Computer
      • Click Submit
      • Click Download
      • Save the file to a folder on your computer
    4. When you click on the file to open it in Excel, you may get the following message: “The file you are trying to open is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now?”
      • Click Yes.
  • Student Access
    • Students will have access to the course until 14 days after the session closes.
    • To make the course unavailable to students sooner, change the course availability by going to Customization – Properties and setting Course Availability to No.

If you need assistance, please call 713-743-1475 option 2 Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.