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Blackboard Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Add Users

How can I add users and modify user status in my course?

There are two ways that users are added to Blackboard courses. Once a faculty member requests a scheduled section, registered students will automatically be added to the Blackboard course; updates to the roster will appear daily. Faculty members can manually add additional users to a course through the Control Panel.

To enroll users manually:

  1. In the Control Panel under Users and Groups, click Users
  2. Click the Find Users to Enroll button
  3. If the user's Account ID is known, type it in the Username box, select a role from the dropdown menu, and click the Submit button
  4. If the user's Account ID is not known, click the Browse button to search for the user by name
  5. Select Last Name in the dropdown box, enter the user's last name and click Go (you can also search by Username, First Name, or Email)
  6. Place a check mark next to the correct user
  7. Click the Submit button
  8. Choose the appropriate role from the dropdown menu
  9. Click the Submit button

Modify Status
To see or modify a list of students enrolled in your course:

  1. In the Control Panel under Users and Groups, click Users
  2. Click on the action link menu next to the username
  3. Select "Change User's Role in Course"
  4. On the next page, select the new role the user should have by checking the radio button to the left of the role
  5. Click the Submit button

For an explanation of the various roles in Blackboard, click here.

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Last Updated: 09/07/2011