Blackboard Learn™ Use Policy The Blackboard Learn ™ 9.1 Use Policy defines user roles and campus wide management of the system. Below for ease of access are the course roles as they have been defined. Faculty assigned to teach a course, as well as students registered to take a course, are AUTOMATICALLY enrolled into the associated Blackboard course shell by the Registrar. If the need exists to enroll someone to the course OTHER THAN the automatic enrollment process, please carefully follow these instructions and select the course role that best describes the user. NEVER enroll students through this manual process. Please refer students who need course access to the Registrar. Course Roles in Blackboard Access content areas and view information and materials Participate in online discussion and interactive activities Add, edit, and remove content areas, info, and materials Create, edit, manage, grade, and remove discussion forums Create, edit, manage, and remove interactive activities (blogs, wikis, groups, chat, etc.) Access and manage the Grade Center and grade student work and activity Create, edit, manage, and remove tests and surveys Assistant Level 1 Assistant Level 2 Assistant Level 3 Assistant Level 4 Guest Level 1 (Non-Hamline) Guest Level 2 (Non-Hamline) NOTE: By default, a guest account has access to the Course Home page of the site. All other content areas are not visible (Permit guest) to guest users by default. Individual instructors may elect to make individual content areas (navigation menu links) visible to guest users. Course Site Creation Each official course offered by the University will automatically have a Course Site created for that term in the Blackboard system. Each Course Site is automatically created upon its inclusion in the official University course listing but based on the following operations calendar: Fall Courses Created 90 days before the Fall term start date. Winter Courses Created 90 days before the Winter term start date. Spring Courses Created 90 days before the Spring term start date. Summer Courses Created 90 days before the Summer term start date. NOTE: Course Sites for cross-listed courses (that share the same instructor, location, and schedule) are created through the academic course scheduling process following the request of the program director or administrator (when the course is included in the University’s official course listing). Deleting Course Sites Course Sites will remain on the Bb environment for 18 months from the last day of the term in which the course was offered. Course Sites older than 18 months are deleted on January 1st, June 1st, and September 1st each year. Two months in advance of the Course Site deletion process, a notice is posted in Inside Hamline and an email announcement is also sent to all faculty members. Faculty members wanting to save an archived copy of their Course Sites may do so by using the “Archive” feature in the Control Panel. Prior to deleting Course Sites, a zipped archive file of each Course Site will be made and kept in the University’s historic backup for 5 years from the last day of the term in which the course was offered.