Withdrawn / Dropped Students

Bb Course Enrollment Integration - Withdrawn/dropped students during add/drop - Spring/Fall


Based on requests from the community, the MaineStreet/Blackboard integration has been updated to remove access to courses in Blackboard for those students who have dropped the course or withdrawn from the course during the add/drop periods in the spring/fall semesters.


Using the MaineStreet/Blackboard integration, dropped/withdrawn students would be assigned a role of Dropped in courses they had been enrolled in previously. This role prevents them from seeing any course content or participating in the Blackboard course in any way.

Class roster: Students who have withdrawn will not be visible in the class roster.

Grade book: Students who have withdrawn will not be visible in the grade book.

Student created content: Student created content remains visible to the instructor and other students in the course.

Removing the student from the course: The instructor can remove the student from the course completely. Content and grades will be removed.

Granting course access: The instructor can grant access to the course by changing the student’s role from “Dropped” to “Student” and changing the availability flag to “Yes”.


The integration to remove access for dropped/withdrawn students will be run once each  spring and fall semester immediately following the last add/drop date for any campus in that semester. When run, any student showing as dropped within the course according to MaineStreet will be moved to the designated role in Blackboard. If the faculty/instructor wishes a dropped student to have access to the course, he/she will then have to move the student back to the student role within the course, as described above. Note that running the integration more regularly would be detrimental to those faculty who have dropped students in their course but who they wish to have access to the course. The student would be dropped each time the integration is run and would have to be re-enabled each time by the faculty/instructor.