Upcoming Network Outage / Service Delay

alert icon (1) Upcoming Network Outage: On Saturday, August 5th from 7:30AM to roughly 5:00PM, many of our servers and services will be unavailable due to extensive electrical work in the main server room at Newtown Campus. Network and phone service may also be disrupted during this time. (2) Service Delay: We are currently experiencing longer load times for our online application. We apologize for this delay and appreciate your patience.
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Master Course Shells


Master Course Shells are area-approved course modules that are stored in Blackboard and are available to all BCTC instructors who wish to use them. Some programs or areas require new instructors to use these area-approved course shells during the new instructor's initial years of service. For details, contact the appropriate Area or Program Coordinator.

Naming Template

Master Course Shells follow a standard naming format similar to what is used for development course shells but with the word "master" added to the end.

For example, 'English 101' would appear thus: blc_8888_dev_eng_101_master

Request a Master Course Shell

Instructors who wish to have the Master Course Shell copied into one of their assigned courses should send the following information to Connie Rine (connie.rine@kctcs.edu, (859) 246-4608):

  • Instructor's Name
  • Instructor's Employee ID (e.g. jdoe0001)
  • Master Course Name
  • Instructor's Assigned Course Name, Section Number and 4 or 5 digit ID number

Edit a Master Course Shell

Program/Area Coordinators have the ability to edit the content of Master Course Shells. Additionally, they may request that specific area/program faculty be given the authority to edit course shells. Send those requests to Ben Worth (ben.worth@kctcs.edu, (859) 246-6353). Please include:

  • Course Editor's Name
  • Course Editor's Employee ID (e.g. jdoe0001)
  • Master Course Name