How long are Blackboard sites available for at SHU?
There should be a new version of each Blackboard site every year for the new cohort of students. Blackboard sites from previous years have different lengths depending on the type of site:
Blackboard module sites remain active on the system as long as any student who took that module is still at the University, and at least one staff member is enrolled on the site. Then one month after the last student leaves the site is archived for 24 months. When it is archived it can be retrieved (i.e., in case of a student appeal) by submitting a Blackboard site unarchive request. To submit a Blackboard site unarchive request, login to Assyst (using your normal username and password), then select Request a service staff > Corporate systems > Blackboard > Blackboard site unarchive request.
Blackboard organisation sites are available for one year normally. In September they are archived for one month.