A Bb course shell will exist for all courses (except those designated as RES, THE, or IND) in the Schedule of Classes (SOC) with an instructor of record listed. Courses are initially created in Blackboard about 4 weeks before the semester starts:
Approximate Creation Date
After the courses are created for a given semester, new course shells will be created once daily (at approximately 4 AM). For example, if a new course or course section is added to the SOC at 9 AM, the Bb shell will be created later that night.
NOTE: The automated course creation process does not have the functionality to allow exceptions to request or create RES, THE, and IND shells in Blackboard by default. Instructors must request a new Bb course shell every semester.
WHY IS MY COURSE MERGED?
By default, if an instructor is teaching two or more sections of the same course, or if courses are combined/cross-listed in the SOC, those sections will be automatically combined into one Bb course shell.