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Blackboard On-Campus: Information For Faculty

Faculty On-Campus Blackboard Course Set Up for Fall 2017 is now available.

On-Campus Course Setup are available to students on the first day of the term.

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


STEP ONE (Required, Perform in SiS):

Create a course shell in SiS, tag the course for which you want a Blackboard On-Campus shell (Blackboard Add Course Job Aid). *Course shells are created empty with the exception of a courtesy link to the content request page.  

STEP TWO (Optional, Perform in SiS):

Merge courses or sections in SiS, merge multiple sections of On-Campus Blackboard courses (Merge Course Job Aid). This allows instructors to manage one parent section; students registered in all child sections will see the same content. For more information about this process, select the Merge Job Aid, or contact On-Campus Blackboard support. *Self-service for merging in SiS ends on the first day of term.

STEP THREE (Required, Perform in Web Form):

Request content: Instructors must request a blank shell to develop new content or copy content from a previous semester. Step one must be complete before moving to Step Three. (Content Request Job Aid). Content can be copied each semester.

Please allow up to 5 business days for completion of content requests. Courses that require materials to be transferred from the Online and Continuing Education Blackboard system may incur additional processing time. Once your request is complete, you will be notified via email.

Note: Students do not have access to On-Campus Blackboard courses until the first day of term.


Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), including how to request a TA, GA, or RA to be added to your course.Ask students to complete the Grader Access form to add graders to your course. All contracts must be processed by HR before users will be added to your course.

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On-Campus Blackboard Workshops

For On-Campus Blackboard Workshops, please visit the Faculty Workshops page.


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


The Atomic Learning self-paced video tutorial repository has brief helpful videos about how use Blackboard.

Try the Getting Started series tailored for the On-Campus UMass Lowell community or the Grade Center Basics.

Academic Technology Staff
Donna Mellen Director of Faculty Success
Mac Wishart Instructional Technologist
Melanie Maxham Instructional Technologist