Blackboard Faculty Tools (BFT) is a web-based utility integrated within Blackboard for use at NIU. Faculty can make a variety of requests using Blackboard Faculty Tools including:
Request a New Course in which student enrollment is automatically uploaded and refreshed daily.
Request a New Shell for course development long before a course is to be offered.
Remove a Shell to purge unwanted development courses.
Request/Manage a Master Course to combine enrollments from related courses into a single "master" course.
Note: All requests to the BFT go through the processing server, which runs twice daily every weekday throughout the semester. This means that changes will not appear immediately. Requests will be processed by mid-morning of the next business day. If you do not see the result of your request by noon of the following work day, please contact the IT Service Desk at 815-753-8100 for assistance.