Course Retention Policy

Why remove old courses?

  • Easier to find and access relevant course content
  • Speeds up the response time of Blackboard when accessing content
  • Provides effective and routine data management processes

When will courses be removed?

  • Old courses will be unavailable for students 10 days after the start of a new term
  • Courses that are 2 years old will be removed from the system.  Faculty will receive an email notice identifying a 3 week window to transfer or archive course content. (This is similar to our process for Tegrity course recordings)


Specific course term IDs and scheduled date of removal:

Term Course Offered Date Course Removed
Summer 2014 (2013M3 or 2013W3) September 2016
Fall 2014 (2014M1 or 2014W1) December 2016
Spring 2015 (2014M2 or 2014W2) May 2017
Summer 2015 (2014M3 or 2014W3) September 2017
Fall 2015 (2015M1 or 2015W1) December 2017
Spring 2016 (2015M2 or 2015W2) May 2018









What can I do if I want to keep a course that is scheduled for removal?

  • Archive the course and keep a copy on your computer, or network folder (U: Drive) for later use
  • Copy Course Materials into a New Course
  • Contact the HelpDesk and request that your course is not deleted
Last update:
2017-01-30 22:28
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