Blackboard and Start of Semester 2, 2018/19
This message is about the annual process of accessing and preparing your Blackboard course space (Bb course) for the new academic year.
When will students see my Bb course?
All Bb Semester 2 courses are visible to students from Monday 21st January 2019.
How do I access Blackboard to see my Bb courses?
You can access Blackboard via My Manchester for staff. Click on the link to Blackboard in the Teaching category of links (you may need to click on ‘View all’).
When will my Bb course be available for me to update?
You will be able to see your Bb course in the Course List on the Blackboard home page within 24-48 hours of it being activated.
Who can activate my Bb course?
The course academic lead is responsible for making sure Bb courses are activated. However, some schools/programmes have local arrangements for activation. Bb courses may be activated by the course academic lead or anyone listed as primary instructor in Campus Solutions.
I’m a course academic lead, how do I activate my course?
See the Knowledge Base article, How to activate Blackboard courses (STAFF), which includes details about activating your course using a template or rolling forward your 2017/18 course content to the 2018/19 Bb course.
You can activate your Bb course as soon as you want, but it needs to have been set up in Campus Solutions first. Check with your school/programme administrator if you can’t see the Bb course listed in the portlet.