Adding Users to a Blackboard Course

Audience: Faculty and Teaching Assistants

This KB Article References: User Management in Blackboard
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Teaching Assistants
Last Updated: August 11, 2020
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Blackboard syncs with PeopleSoft/SOLAR to add instructors, teaching assistants, and students to courses. If you are coteaching with another instructor, have a TA,  or a student auditor, they may not be automatically be added to Blackboard, if they are not registered or listed in SOLAR. In this case you will have to add them manually.

  1. Enter your course by clicking its name in the My Courses module.
  2. In the Control Panel, select Users and Groups, then Users.
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  3. Select Find Users to Enroll.
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  4. On the Add Enrollments page, type the student’s NetID into the box provided, then click Submit.
  • Don’t know their NetID? Click Browse to open a search popup.
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  • In the popup, search by first or last name, or e-mail address.
  • Check the box next to the student’s name, then click Submit to close the popup.

  5.  Select the appropriate course role.

  • Instructor: Instructor
  • Teaching Assistant: Graduate TA
  • Course Builder: Undergraduate TA (Does not allow access to Grade Center, Undergrad TAs having access to Grades is a violation of Stony Brook's FERPA policy)
  • Grader: Graduate TA who is only grading, not uploading content.
  • Student: Student or Auditor, access only to content, no editing rights and will be listed in the Grade Center.
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  6. Click Submit.

If you accidentally enroll someone into your course with an incorrect role, it’s easy to change it.

  1. In the Control Panel, select Users and Groups, then Users.
  2. Your course roster, including all students, instructors and TAs will be listed.
  3. Click the down-pointing arrow button to the right of the username (NetID) of the person you wish to change, then select Change User’s Role in Course.
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  4. Select the appropriate role, then click Submit.

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