Instructor & Course Builder's FAQ
Editing /Creating a course
- How do I request a Blackboard Course?
- What is ‘Edit mode’?
- Content Area
- Adding a Content Area
- Renaming or Deleting a Content Area
- Adding items, files, or Learning Modules to a Content Area
- I'm getting a pop-up window asking me for a username and password when I try to open a file. What do I do?
- Adding users
- Course Availability
- My students cannot access my course
- How do I change to a 'Student View' of my Course?
- The Course Menu is missing on the left side of the page.
Editing or Creating a Course
|Q:||How do I request a Blackboard Course?|
To request a Blackboard course, submit a “Blackboard Request Form”.
Some schools or departments require authorization before the IT Help Desk can create a Blackboard Course.
Contact the IT Help Desk for more information.
|Q:||What is ‘Edit mode’?|
One of the new features of Blackboard 9.1 is “Edit Mode” When Edit Mode is on, instructors and course builders can build and modify the course or the content on the screen.
If you want to view the course as a student would see it, turn Edit Mode off.
The Edit Mode button is located in the upper-right corner of the screen.
|Q:||Adding a Content Area|
A: Some Content Areas are available in a course by default. You can add new Content Areas to your course.
|Q:||Renaming or Deleting a Content Area|
Here are instructions on how to Rename or delete a Content Area:
|Q:||Adding items, files, or Learning Modules to a Content Area|
Here are instructions on how to add items to a Content Area:
|Q:||How do I see the users in my course?|
Here are instructions on how to find a list of the users in your course.
A list of the users in your course should be displayed.
If no users appear, check the ‘Search’ area and ensure that the search query is set to “Username” and “Not blank”. Leave the query field blank and click on the “Go” button to perform the search.
|Q:||How do I find and add a user to my course?|
In ‘for credit’ courses, most student should be added automatically to your Blackboard Course after they have registered for the course.
NOTE: If you cannot enroll a user, or you cannot find a user’s account, that user may already be enrolled in your course.
Also, if your course is set up for automatic enrollment and you enroll a student who is not enrolled for the course, the Blackboard system may disable that student’s access the next time the automatic enrollment process runs.
|Q:||I see multiple accounts, which one should I select?|
When you search for users to add to your course, you may see multiple Blackboard accounts for the same individual.
When enrolling users, do not select an account that is comprised of all numbers.
In order to access course files, the Blackboard user account should include both letters and numbers.
If you need to verify a user’s Blackboard account, contact the IT Help Desk.
|Q:||How do I make my course available to students?|
An instructor can make a course unavailable or available to students at any time. If a course is set as “Unavailable”, only users with the following course roles can see and access the course.
Here are instructions on how to make a course available to students.
|Q:||Creating a grade item or column|
Here are instructions on how to add an item or column to the Grade Center manually.
|Q:||How do I enter a grade manually?|
There are multiple ways to enter a grade manually in Blackboard 9.1. Here are instructions on how to manually enter a grade from the Grade Center Page.