Preparing myBU for AY 17/18 – countdown to the start of term

Preparing myBU for AY 17/18 – countdown to the start of term

This post contains important information and dates for staff who will be continuing to use myBU in the next academic year.

Please note that, as last year, unit content will not be automatically rolled over from 16/17.  If required, elements of your unit(s) can be copied over in a few simple steps.  Information on how to copy content is available from the TEL Toolkit.

Key dates

24 – 26 July.  myBU Upgrade
myBU will be unavailable to both staff and students for its annual upgrade. This scheduled downtime will enable IT and the LT Team to install and test the latest updates to myBU/Blackboard.

From 21 August.  The 17/18 units will be available in myBU.  Academic staff can prepare their units from this date, including copying content where appropriate.

8 September is the deadline to have initial content ready for continuation students, who will see content in their new units 14 days in advance of start of term (i.e. visible from 11 September  2017).

15 September is the deadline for initial content to be in place for new students in Induction Week (i.e. visible from 18 September 2017).

Help and Support
If staff have any questions or need help on any of the above, please contact the IT Service Desk in the first instance and a Learning Technologist will get in touch: