Years and Terms

As part of the annual process, Platform Managers must create new the new school year and any associated terms or seasons.


You must create terms before creating Courses, Activities, Advisories, and Dorms.
(warning) Term dates for Academics, Activity, Advisory and Dorm cannot overlap. Athletic terms can overlap.

Note: We do not recommend creating summer terms without consulting Blackbaud Customer Support.


For Athletics, seasons must be created.

Note: Athletic seasons, unlike terms, can overlap; however the start and end dates should not be the same.