System Announcements

System Announcements

  • Removal of old Blackboard courses beginning June 6 (Wednesday, May 18, 2016)

    To All Blackboard Instructors:


    Each June we begin the process of deleting old courses in an effort to free up resources on the Blackboard servers. We do this in accordance to the Blackboard Course Removal policy, which states that we will keep Blackboard courses on the server for a period of 4 years. After that time, the courses will automatically be removed from Blackboard.


    What does this mean for you as an instructor?  If you have courses in Blackboard from Summer 2011-2012 or earlier, these courses will be removed from the system beginning June 6.  This deletion only applies to semester based courses. Long term courses for committees, organizations, IS, and ISHS are exempt from this deletion and will remain in Blackboard.


    If you have any questions or concerns about this, you can contact the FTDC at 662-915-7918 or blackboard@olemiss.edu.



    -Bb Support Staff

  • Instructors: Getting Started with Blackboard for Winter Intersession or Spring semester (Friday, December 18, 2015)

    Instructors: Need help setting up your Winter Intersession or Spring course in Blackboard? The following links may help:

    Enabling Your Class in Blackboard

    Copying Course Content from a Previous Semester Course

    Managing Due Dates

    Creating Assignments and Checking for Plagiarism

    Using the Grade Center


    Still need help? The Blackboard Help Site provides answers to frequently asked questions for both Students and Instructors.


    Weekly Blackboard maintenance is performed every Friday between 6 AM and 8 AM Central.