Course Type Descriptions

Semester
Course will be used only one semester. At the end of the semester you can request course to be copied for next semester or when course is offered again. You should choose "Semester" as course type if there is a possibility students may receive an incomplete and need access to that semester Blackboard course.
 
Benefits
Drawbacks
  • Students with an incomplete can access Blackboard course as it was the semester they took course
  • Must fill out a course copy request if you would like to use the same course material or a new course request to start with a blank course
 
Multiple Sections
One Blackboard course is used for multiple sections of the same course. Course will be used only one semester. At the end of the semester you can request course to be copied for next semester or when course is offered again.
 
Benefits Drawbacks
  • Course Material only has to be entered one time
  • Students are alphabetized in Online Gradebook and NOT separated into sections
  • Course material that is different for each course section must be signified to students
  • Must fill out a course copy request if you would like to use the same course material
 
Continuous
Same Blackboard course is used semester after semester. Multiple sections of the same course can be enrolled in this course type if desired.
 
Benefits
Drawbacks
  • Course copy request is not required
  • Students with an incomplete that need access to your Blackboard course will have to be enrolled with current semester students and course material may have changed
 
*If you need further guidance in determining what course type to choose, contact the itc by email at itc@utm.edu or by phone at 7877.

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