Master/Restore Requests

ANGEL Course Types

NNU's ANGEL system deploys several types of content shells:

Type of 
Content Area


How to Receive

Presence of Students

Official, or Teaching, course shells

Used for teaching current courses, Official shells stay on the server for one year past the end date.

Official course shells are automatically deployed within 2 hours after the Registrar's office has processed official paperwork.

Student enrollments appear automatically within 2 hours after the Registrar's office processes official paperwork.

Master course shells

Used to retain content for the next time the course will be taught, think of a Master as a course template which you can use for courses that are taught more than once.

An instructor may request a Master from his/her program coordinator (for Graduate or Adult & Professional Programs) or via (for undergraduate).

Students never appear in a Master.

Restored course shells

A Restored course is used to view or copy data for a short period of time, such as for a grade dispute or to gather accreditation data.

An instructor, department chair or program coordinator must request a Restore via; an archived course will then be restored to the ANGEL server. See below for details.

Student data will appear as it did when the course was archived.

Sandbox course shells

A Sandbox is used to "play" in ANGEL - a course shell just for practice.

An intructor or program coordinator may request a Sandbox via

E-Learning Services can provide up to 4 fictional student accounts to be placed in the Sandbox

Community Groups

Functioning just like course shells, Community Groupsare used for departments, programs, committees, clubs, and other non-course entities.

A student, instructor, department chair, or program coordinator may request a Community Group via; the student must have a faculty or staff sponsor.

The owner of the Community Group adds members to the Roster.


A Learning Object Repository, or, LOR may be helpful when the same content needs to be delivered to multiple courses. Instructors can link to that information, and any changes that your department makes will be reflected immediately in those courses where the content is linked.

Each instructor automatically receives a Personal Repository for use in his/her courses. An intructor, department chair or program coordinator may request a Repository via

Students never appear in a Repository. However, content that students have submitted through items Linked from a Repository -- Drop Boxes, Discussion Forums and Assessments -- can be collected in the Repository.

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ANGEL Master/Blackboard Restore Requests

Please review the above for information about the types of course shells to make sure you are requesting the correct type of content area through the correct office.

To submit a help request for a course to be restored, please visit and click on "help request."

Note that only instructors or program support personnel may make restore requests. If a student needs a course Restored, they must ask the Instructor to make the request.

Understanding Course IDs

NNU uses a "naming convention" to help everyone differentiate between the types of courses. The convention is used mainly with the course ID and includes several key elements:

Semester-Year designation

  • Undergraduate courses - Fall (FA), Spring (SP) or Summer (SU)
  • Graduate courses - These are not on a semester system, so this designation is loosely applied. Fall (GF), Spring (GS), or Summer (SG)
  • Adult & Professional Program courses  - Also loosely applied. Fall (AF), Spring (AS) or Summer (SA)
  • Professional Studies courses - Such courses use only a yearly designation (YR) which reflects the full academic year.

Department - This is the four-letter department abbreviation. (Education is EDUC).

Course number - This corresponds to the four-digit number in the Course Catalog. 

Section number - This number reflects the program and/or nature of the course.



Section Designations

Traditional Undergraduate and Graduate


01, 02, etc.


1L, 2L, etc.

Adult & Professional Program in Business(STEP)


1X, 2X, etc.


7X, 8X, etc.

Adult & Professional Program in Education (ACE)


1A, 2A, etc.


1L, 2L, etc.

Adult & Professional Program in Christian Ministry (CMO)


1R, 2R, etc.

Adult & Professional Program in College Degree Requirements (College Core)


1G, 2G, etc.


7G, 8G, etc.

Course of Study


1C, 2C, etc.

Nursing Bridge


1N, 2N, etc.


The course ID tells users at a glance what type of course shell is in use and is crucial for helping Technology and Media Resources to help you! 

Course Type

 Course Name Example 

 Course ID Example



 Intro to Teaching 


Semester-Year designation_DeptCourse number_Section number


Master - Intro to Teaching


Master designation_DeptCourse number_Instructor's initials

Restore (for Brief Viewing)

Restore - Intro to Teaching FA09


Restore designation_Session/Year_
DepartmentCourse number_Instructor’s initials

Restore (for Incompletes)

Intro to Teaching


Semester-Year designation_DeptCourse number_Section number


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