The URL for On-Campus Blackboard is https://lowell.umassonline.net but you can find links to both the OCE and On-Campus Blackboard on the UMass Lowell Blackboard page. Users can toggle between the systems with the Go to OCE or Go to On-Campus links at the top right of the window.
Merging shells is used to combine multiple sections of a course in to one so instructors only need to manage one blackboard course shell. The instructor selects one course to be the master (parent) course and then selects other courses (sections) to merge into it. Merging blackboard shells merges the enrollments for all courses selected into the single master course shell. This includes all students and any other instructors or TAs. Once courses are merged students will only see content that appears in the master (parent) course. Additional instructors and TAs will have the same permissions in the master course as they did in the merged (child) course.
For Fall 2017, faculty can go into SIS and begin selecting courses on June 1, 2017.
There are a few possibilities:
Courses will typically become available to faculty within 7 days after course tagging in SIS begins. After the initial 1 week period courses will be added as they are tagged for a shell, usually within 24 hours.
Course content can typically be copied to a new shell within 5 business days.
All courses become available to students on the first day of classes for that semester.
On-Campus Blackboard users will log in with their campus credentials.
Manage your password using the Password Requirements webpage.
To reset your password, use the Self-Service Password Reset service.
TAs and Graders with contract through HR can be enrolled through the Office of the Registrar by completing an online form.