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Blackboard On-Campus: Information For Faculty

Spring 2018 course set up opens Dec. 1, 2017


  1. (Required) Create an empty course shell in by selecting the link on your schedule: "Blackboard Add a Class in SiS -  (Job Aid). Course shells are created without a menu, see step 3 to complete your course set up.
  2. (Optional) Merge multiple course sections in by selecting Blackboard Class Merge in SiS - (Job Aid) This allows instructors to manage one parent section; students registered in all child sections will see the same content. Self-service for merging in SiS ends on the first day of term.
  3. (Required) Request a new course template or copy content using the Webform - (Job Aid). Read the FAQ about the New Course Template.

Most content requests can be completed 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 5 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 Workshops

Any upcoming available workshops about On-Campus Blackboard can be found on 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-HELP (4357).


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.


Get Password Help or contact the IT Service Desk.

On-Campus 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

Donna Mellen Associate Director of Academic Technology
Mac Wishart Senior Instructional Technologist
Melanie Maxham Instructional Technologist