Using a Master Course Template is beneficial if you want your upcoming course to be created with the same assignments, quizzes, announcements etc. as a current course. All courses get loaded into Blackboard from POISE approximately 30 days before the semester begins. MASTER COURSE TEMPLATES must be created BEFORE these courses are loaded.
You do not have to recreate a master course template each semester. Once a template is created, it will be used each semester for that course.
Steps to create a Master Course Template in Blackboard:
(ex: ENGL1301_01, ENGL1301_02, ENGL1301_03... can only have one Master Template ENGL1301_99)
Again, this is completely voluntary and you do NOT have to use Master Course Templates to populate future courses. Your will continue to have access to all your previous courses.
Figure 1: Open your Blackboard Course. Choose Package and Utilities.
Figure 2: Choose Copy Course from the Selections Listed
Figure 3: Name your course using this naming convention: CourseNumber_99 ex: ENGL1302_99 or MATH2320_99
Figure 4: Choose Select All
Figure 5: Choose Submit and this screen should show up