We just heard from Henry Eimstad that "Gucci" (the process by which Blackboard and Colleague will talk to each other so that you don't have to request containers and roster uploads every semester) is not going to be working in time to implement it for this semester. Information Systems (IS) will manually create containers and upload rosters for the beginning of the Fall 08 semester.
Rosters are being uploaded now in the order the Upload Request forms were received. According to the Upload Schedule, these upload requests should have been submitted by August 15th. Upload requests submitted by August 15th will likely be completed before Monday morning. Upload requests submitted after August 15th will be done as soon as possible, but it is unrealistic to expect them to be loaded by Monday.
There is hope that "Gucci" will be working for classes that begin later in the semester. I'll keep you posted as I receive more information.