User Administration in Blackboard

Within Blackboard users may be added to courses as students or instructors. You may also wish to add colleagues from outside the University to your course. Once people are using your Blackboard course you may wish to track their usage.

Use the guides below to find out more.

How to add a user to your Blackboard course

How to add a user to your Blackboard course

This guide explains how to add a user to your Blackboard course.

How to modify the role of a user on your Blackboard course

How to modify the role of a user on your Blackboard course

Once you have added a user to your Blackboard course you may wish to modify their role, for example to make a user an instructor.

How to Batch Enrol Students onto an Arbitary Course

How to Batch Enrol Students onto an Arbitary Course

This guide shows you how to easily enrol a large number of students onto an arbitary Blackboard course.

How to track usage of your Blackboard course

How to track usage of your Blackboard course

You may wish to find out how often users are accessing your Blackboard course, what they are looking at, and when they are using it.

How to set up your Blackboard Avatar

How to set up your Blackboard Avatar

You may upload an “avatar” of yourself to Blackboard. It could be a photograph or illustration. The avatar will appear in the “Global Navigation” box at the top right of the Blackboard screen, beside your discussion board, blog, and wiki posts amongst others.

How to use Student Preview

How to use Student Preview

Student preview is a feature that allows Blackboard course instructors to review their course in the exact same way as a student. Student Preview will create a temporary student account on the course so that the instructor will see exactly what a student sees. This includes the ability to take tests and receive results.

How to setup Groups

How to setup Groups

Students can be placed into groups within your Blackboard course. Groups can be given access to a number of tools such as their own discussion board which only they and the course instructor can view. Groups can also be used as part of the rules for Adaptive Release.

How to set up "Guest Access"

How to set up "Guest Access"

You can make certain areas of your Blackboard course available to users who do not have iSolutions accounts. Use this guide to find out how.

Set a "Preferred Firstname"

Set a "Preferred Firstname"

If you prefer to be known by a different name than your first name staff and research postgraduates may set a “Preferred first name” which will appear in announcements and the discussion board.