During our upgrade planning for Blackboard, we identified an issue with the latest service pack that causes the course copy function to fail. Blackboard released a workaround for this issue which proved to be successful during our testing. However, after the production upgrade was complete, we started to receive feedback from instructors regarding miscellaneous new issues they were experiencing. After further investigation, we determined that the workaround provided to us was causing the random issues. It was decided that we should disable the workaround and provide alternatives to course copy to our faculty. Blackboard has stated that an official patch will be available for this issue within the next few days.
As an alternative for using the Course Copy function, instructors can create an archive package of their course, and then import the archive package into the course site for Fall. Please see the links below for detailed instructions:
Additionally, instructors have reported that the course calendar module has disappeared from the course home page. Instructors can manage the course calendar under Control Panel>Course Tools>Course Calendar, and the calendar can also be viewed from the notifications panel in the upper right corner of the screen. To access the notifications panel, click on your name that appears in the upper right corner.
Learning Ventures apologizes for the inconvenience this may have caused, and we are currently working with Blackboard to resolve this issue. If you have any questions about archiving or importing your course, or would like assistance from our staff with this process, please contact us at email@example.com or at 419-530-8835.