Access – Access to Bb course management software, materials, and affiliated online tools will be granted as follows:
Course Shell Management
Courses on the Bb environment are managed by the Bb System Administrator(s) with the goal of reducing faculty time and effort for utilizing online tools and ensuring server performance, efficient use of disk space, and compliance with software licensing requirements.
Course Content Management
All members of the Baylor College of Medicine community are required to comply with applicable laws, regulations, standards, and institutional policies of the College during use of College information systems and educational resources, including Blackboard (Bb). This culture of compliance mandates that all authorized users safeguard the privacy and security of confidential BCM records, including patient medical records and student education records, and use Bb in a manner that demonstrates respect for others and satisfies expectations for professionalism in the online learning environment. Bb is a trusted resource for online teaching and learning because all users have individual responsibility to satisfy these cultural expectations, and a collective ability to preserve the privacy and reliability of information shared in the online learning environment.
Emergency Information: Quick-Tips for Online Learning
BCM is committed to the safety and security of its students, faculty and staff. Personal safety is an important consideration when evaluating the ability to continue on-ground operations during instances of inclement weather. At times, severe weather may result in closures to schools within the institution, roads and/or services.
Our Blackboard servers are located on Amazon Web Services; therefore, there will be no down-time during an evacuation scenario, even if power is lost to BCM’s main campus. Faculty would still be able to login as normal to Single Sign-On using their BCM username and password. Faculty should include an emergency plan on their syllabi that includes the Blackboard URL (https://bcm.blackboard.com) and the blackboard help desk email (which will be available throughout an evacuation scenario and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org).