We are about to start recycling modules !<br />
Remind me ... what is recycling ?<br />It is the process of getting your module ready for new students<br />First, we make a copy of your module ... so we end up with:<br />Your original module (moduleX)<br />A copy of your module (moduleX-copy)<br />
And then ?<br />Next we strip last year’s students off the original, but we don’t touch the content. The Previous years students will still be on the copy modulesPLEASE LET ME CLARIFY, WE DO NOT DELETE YOUR FILES FROM THE ORGINAL OR THE COPY!! <br />
So what next ?<br />We now have two modules for you:<br />Your original module empty of students but with all your files and other content still there<br />A copy of your original module, with all the content on, but with all last years students<br />moduleX<br />moduleX-copy<br />
Then what ?<br />Next we rename the modules<br />moduleX<br />moduleX-copy<br />... Stays as it was...<br />... Gets changed to ...<br />&<br />“moduleX”<br />“09/10 moduleX”<br />
Do you see what we’ve done there ?<br />(if not, feel free to rewind a couple of slides and have another look)<br />
So ...<br />We now have your original module with all content remaining exactly as it was, just with no students, ready for your new students to start using it – we call this the “current” module”<br />And we also have a copy module renamed to 09/10_your_module_title_here for you and last year’s students to access<br />
The beauty of the process is ...<br />At the end of it, NOTHING HAS BEEN DELETED AT ALL FROM YOUR MODULEand<br />You haven’t had to do anything !<br />
Last year’s modules (with 0910 on the front of) will all be put into a separate panel on the Blackboard My Studies tab. very obviously labelled as last years courses<br />
The original / current modules will appear as usual to new students as and when they are enrolled onto them<br />
So, I don’t have to do anything ?<br />You only have to do something if your module code has changed. If your code is different this year, you MUST let us know, or your new students won’t see your module. Do not assume someone else has told us, as they probably haven’t !!<br />You may also want change content in the current module for next years students (don’t forget to change any release dates you have set)<br />
Will this definitely happen to my module ?<br />If it is a normal teaching module with a normal code which students get enrolled onto then ... yes ... pretty much.<br />If you have any questions please email<br />email@example.com<br />
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