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Blackboard On-Campus: Information For Faculty

ON-CAMPUS BLACKBOARD COURSE SET UP SPRING 2019

To create your course complete the following steps at the bottom of your schedule in SiS. Job Aids with screen shots are linked below.

  1. (Required) Select Add a Class to create an empty course shell. Job Aid (pdf)
    • If merging multiple sections, proceed to step 2, otherwise, proceed to step 3.
  2. (Optional) Select Class Merge to combine multiple sections into one Master Course. Job Aid (pdf)
    • This allows instructors to manage one master section; students registered in all child sections will see the same content. Self-service for merging in SiS ends 24 hours before the term starts.
      *Merged courses disclaimer: If by merging your courses you cause students to be enrolled in more than one course within a merged set, the SiS grade center import function may fail for those students that have overlapping enrollments in the merged set.
  3. (Required) Select Add Template/Content in SIS to access the Blackboard On-Campus Content Request to add a new course template or previous content into your Blackboard shell. (Login required). Job Aid (pdf)
    • A new course template provides a menu to build new course content or you can copy content from one of your current or previous courses.

Most courses will appear in On-Campus Blackboard within 24 hours. Courses that require materials to be transferred from the Online and Continuing Education (OCE) Blackboard system may incur additional processing time; please allow up to 2 business days for completion of OCE transfer requests.

Note: Students gain access to On-Campus Blackboard courses on the first day of term.

ON-CAMPUS BLACKBOARD GRADE CENTER IMPORT

Beginning Fall 2018, faculty have the option to import final letter grades from your On-Campus Blackboard grade center to your SiS grade roster. Learn more at the On-Campus Blackboard Grade Center synchronization information page.

ON-CAMPUS BLACKBOARD WORKSHOPS

Available workshops about On-Campus Blackboard can be found on the Faculty Workshops page. Individual consultations can also be scheduled from the Technology Consultations page.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR ON-CAMPUS BLACKBOARD

Contact our support staff for a consult about Blackboard and other Academic Technologies that integrate with the Learning Management System. Email: Bbhelp@uml.edu or call: 978-934-HELP (4357).

BLACKBOARD RESOURCES

Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), including how to request a TA, GA, or RA to be added to your course. Ask students to start the Grader Access form to add graders to your course. All student employees must have a current HR contract. Additional forms are available at the Office of the Registrar Faculty Forms page.

The Atomic Learning self-paced video tutorial repository has brief helpful videos about how to use Blackboard. Try the Getting Started series or the Grade Center Basics, tailored for UMass Lowell On-Campus Blackboard users.

LOGIN PROBLEMS

Get Password Help or contact the IT Service Desk.

Blackboard courses open to students on the first day of term.

Courses managed by the Division of Online and Continuing Education are hosted on the Online and Continuing Education (OCE) Blackboard.

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY TEAM

NameTitle
Donna MellenAssociate Director of Academic Technology
Mac WishartSenior Instructional Technologist
Melanie MaxhamInstructional Technologist