Trunk Tips Newsletter September 2012

Tip 1: Publish Your Course Site

Trunk course sites are automatically populated by SIS with student accounts as students register for the course. However, students who are registered for your course cannot see your Trunk course site until you publish it. To publish a course site go to Site Editor/Manage Access. Check the “Publish” box and click on “Update”.

Tip 2: Adding/Removing Students

Students who are not enrolling for a course via SIS must be added manually to the site. If you are an instructor who needs to add a student to your site, go to the Site Editor, click Add participants and type in the email of the student. If they have a Tufts email, use the top box. If they do not, use the bottom box and make sure to send notification. When manually adding students, you must choose the “Student – Nonregistered” role.

Important Information on Blackboard Course Content

Support for the migration of Blackboard content for the 2012 summer Trunk course sites will remain as it was for the 2011/2012 academic year. That is, instructors can request that their course site content be migrated from Blackboard course sites to Trunk course sites via the migration request form on the Trunk Support site here.

Support for the migration of Blackboard content for the 2012 fall Trunk course sites will remain as it was for the 2011/2012 academic year until October 15, 2012. On October 15, 2012, all of the remaining accounts on the Blackboard server (with the exception of administrative accounts) will be removed from the user database and no instructors will be able to access any of their Blackboard site content.

Trunk support recommends that instructors download to their local computer an archive file for any Blackboard course site that has not been migrated to Trunk during the 2011-2012 academic year. You can find detailed information about archiving a Blackboard course site here.