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Blackboard On-Campus: Information For Faculty

ON-CAMPUS BLACKBOARD COURSE SETUP

There are two instances of Blackboard at UMass Lowell. One is hosted by the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS, formerly OCE) for non-traditional and fully online courses. On-Campus Blackboard is hosted by Academic Technology in IT.

Each semester instructors use the Faculty Self-Service feature in SIS to create their On-Campus Blackboard course(s). To create your course, use the Course Setup Steps linked below.

COURSE SETUP STEPS

  1. Add a Class
  2. Add Template/Content
    • (Optional) Class Merge

BLACKBOARD ACCESS FORMS (TAs, Graders, & Secondary Instructors) Students enrolled in SIS will gain access on the first day of term. On-Campus Blackboard enrollments are fed from SIS every hour on the half hour.

MY COURSES MANAGEMENT Every semester your list of courses on the My Courses module gets larger; hide non-essential courses from your list.

LOGIN PROBLEMS Set your password retrieval security questions at Mypassword.uml.edu to reset your password anytime including after hours. If you ever forget the answers to your security questions, you will have to contact the IT Service Desk during normal business hours.

GRADE CENTER

GRADE CENTER VIDEOS Hoonuit by Atomic Learning is a repository where there is a list of helpful Blackboard Grade Center How-to videos.

GRADE CENTER SYNC WITH SIS Faculty can pull Blackboard final letter grades into SIS.

ON-CAMPUS BLACKBOARD HELP & HOW TO

CONSULTS Meet 1:1 with our Instructional Technologists and Designers.

WORKSHOPS Held in June, August and January.

INFO FOR STUDENTS Common login problems and other technical issues can be solved by providing your students with this link.

GETTING STARTED VIDEOS Video repository selected and organized from other institutions and some developed by Academic Technology indicated by (UMass Lowell).

TECHNICAL SUPPORT Email: bbhelp@uml.edu or call 978-934-HELP (4357).

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY TEAM

Donna Mellen Associate Director of Academic Technology

Mac Wishart Senior Instructional Technologist

Melanie Maxham Instructional Designer