Course Creation & Administration
Course Proposals and Changes
All course proposals and changes are to be reviewed by the GPILS Curriculum Committee before they are submitted to the Graduate School. Please review the FAQs before submitting a new course proposal. Questions and/or completed forms should be directed to GPILS Program Administrator, Sharron Graves.
Deadlines are as follows:
- Submit by March 1st for Fall classes
- Submit by September 1st for Spring classes
Assistance with Blackboard
Faculty and support staff that need assistance with Blackboard can look over the FAQs on this page. If further assistance is needed, please contact GPILS Program Administrator, Sharron Graves.
To avoid copyright infringement please Permalink all journal articles uploaded to Blackboard. Please click on the link to the right to learn how to do this. To find out more about copyright issues you can view this tutorial or use this checklist to see if you are covered under Fair Use.
Grades are due three weeks after the semester ends. To view semester start and end dates click on the Academic Calendar link to the right. Grades sheets are sent via e-mail by the Academic or Program Coordinators. If you do not receive a gradesheet, please contact the appropriate person.
All GPILS course syllabi must state the University of Maryland ADA policy. GPILS works with the Office of Educational Support and Disability Services to accommodate all ADA requests. For more information please contact the Office of Educational Support and Disability Services.
GPILS Collaborate Training Sessions
Blackboard Help page here:
- Video: Getting started in Blackboard
- Video: Setting up the gradebook
- Video: Assessments and assignments
Collaborate Help page here: