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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

On-Campus Blackboard Course Setup

Fall 2020 On-Campus Blackboard Course Setup

Blackboard course management webpage

Fall 2020 Course Setup: Blackboard course shells have been created for all face-to-face courses, with the exception of dissertation and thesis courses. Faculty are required to copy content or add a blank template to begin building their blackboard shells. 

Visit the Course Setup page at www.uml.edu/bbsetup to setup your course(s) in the On-Campus Blackboard for more details.

Learn more about the course management site (job aid). 

Class Merge: For instructors teaching multiple sections: Select "Class Merge" to combine multiple sections into one Master Course; this step is optional (job aid, PDF).

Add Template/Content (required)
In faculty course management site, select the option to add content to your course (job aid, PDF).

  • Copy content from a current or previous semester
  • New Course Template* (developing from scratch; example below)

INFORMATION

Course Menu 5Course Content: Each semester you must copy content from one of your current or previous courses or request a new course template. 

*A New course template provides consistency for the student experience with a standardized course menu.

Content will populate within 3 hours to 2 business days. Course content from Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS, formerly OCE) may incur additional processing time.

Merging courses allows instructors to manage one master section; students registered in all child sections will see the same content.
Merged courses warning: If by merging, students become enrolled in more than one course within a merged set, such as 101 with 201, the SiS grade center import function may fail. Grades for students with overlapping enrollments may not sync from Blackboard to SiS.

For more information, visit www.uml.edu/bbsetup or contact bbhelp@uml.edu.