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BlackBoard Usage

Merging Courses

This video shows how to merge courses in the Blackboard system. 

Course Copying

This video shows how to copy course data from one course to another. For example, if you wish to copy all your course data from a previous semester's class to a current one.

Making a Course Available

This video shows how to make a course available in the Blackboard system. By default, when a course is created in Blackboard, it is set to unavailable.
  1. Select Customization from the Control Panel
  2. Select Properties
  3. Set availability to Yes
  4. Click Submit to save
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Adding a TA to a Course

This video shows how to add a TA to a course in the Blackboard system. In Blackboard 9.1, instructors have the ability to add their own TA using the following steps:

  1. Select Course Tools from the Control Panel
  2. Click Add User by Role
  3. Select Role
    1. Course Builder: Can only add and build content
    2. Grader: Can only Grade assignments and assessments
    3. Teaching Assistant - Can access everything, can build content and grade
  4. Enter your TA's NetID
  5. Click Submit to save

Copy and Pasting data

This Video shows how to create an assignment and have it show up in the Grade Center.

Blackboard Instructors Manual

For more assistance with Blackboard, please contact Whitman Technology Services at or (315) 443-2342.