At least one Blackboard course has been made available to them
All Blackboard courses are invisible to students until you make the course available to them. These courses will say “(not currently available)” in your Course List.
To make them available, follow these steps:
Go to My Courses.
Click the course you would like to make available.
Click the red (locked) padlock in the top right. It will turn into a black (unlocked) padlock. Your course is now available to students.
You may click this button again if you would like to make your course unavailable again.
Is it more than eight (8) weeks before your course’s start date?
Courses for instructors are loaded into Blackboard eight weeks prior to the start date of your course.
Need more than eight (8) weeks to develop your course content? Use a Test Course to develop content that you can copy over once your course has been loaded. Follow these steps:
Select the My Bb Management tab from the upper toolbar in Blackboard.
Select the Test Course Request tab.
Click Create Test Course.
After the request is submitted, you will receive a confirmation message that the test course has been created. Click the OK button. The test course will be listed under your courses. It will start with “Test_yourOHIOID_date."
Did you used to teach classes as a graduate student but now have a staff ID?
If you are logging into Blackboard with your faculty/staff OHIO ID and do not see your classes, try logging in with your graduate student OHIO ID. Your courses may be associated with your graduate account instead.
Contact the Office of the Registrar at 740-593-4191 and ask to have your faculty/staff OHIO ID marked as your preferred account
Students are not loaded into Blackboard until two weeks before the course start date. If it is less than two weeks before the course start date and you cannot see your students, contact the Service Desk.
Enter the Blackboard course you are working with.
Choose the Course Tools option from the Control Panel.
The “Course Tools” area will expand. Choose Add/Modify Enrollments.
Choose the Enroll Users option. Enter the OHIO IDs of the users you want to add and click the Search button. (You may enter up to 25 OHIO IDs at a time.)
When the entered names appear, select the checkbox to the left of each and click Submit.
Choose the desired role for the users and click the Submit button.
The next page will give confirmation along with the status of the enrollment in your course.
If you have made a copy of a course, there will be a blue banner displaying the copy operation status at the top of the destination course Home Page. You will not be able to Add/Modify Enrollments on this course until:
The banner says the process "is complete," and
You have clicked "click here" to dismiss the banner.