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December 4, 2009

WT2010 & SP2010 Bb Course Shells Created 12/1, WT2010 Shells Auto Enrolled

As is our practice normally, Winter and Spring 2010 Blackboard course shells have been created for all courses listed in UMBC's official Schedule of Classes (SOC) on 12/1/09. However, auto-enrollment of students for Spring 2010 Bb course shells will not begin until 12/15/09 (auto-enrollment IS working for Winter 2010 Bb course shells now).

By default, a Bb course shell is unavailable (to students) until the instructor of record makes it "available."

INSTRUCTORS: If your course was not listed in the SOC on 12/1/09 OR a cross-list with another course was not officially indicated in the SOC, please submit a Bb Course Creation Request.

In addition, if you or your department intended one Blackboard course to be "cross-listed" or "associated" with another course, this needs to appear in UMBC's official Schedule of Classes for Blackboard to automatically do so. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to make official cross-lists, so that all students will be properly enrolled in the correct Blackboard course shell.

STUDENTS: You MUST be officially enrolled in a UMBC course via myUMBC to be "auto-enrolled" in a Bb course "shell." You will see them when they have been made "Available" to students by the instructor.

If you have questions or need help, please consult the Blackboard Help tab inside Blackboard or directly at, or contact the DoIT Help Desk at 410.455.3838, ECS Room 020 or submit a help request via the new 24/7 Blackboard Support portal at


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