A Blackboard course is automatically created for every course at USC. Spring courses are automatically created on November 15, Summer courses are created on March 15, and fall courses are created on April 15. This streamlines the course creation process and supports the Provost’s Emergency Preparedness initiative.
By default, Blackboard courses are visible only to the instructor until instructors choose to Make the course available to students.
- Making a Course Available to Students
Allowing students to access a blackboard course
- Uploading a Syllabus
Copying a syllabus file from your computer to Blackboard using Build Content
- Uploading Files
Copying files from your computer to Blackboard using Build Content
- Sending Email
Using Blackboard to communicate with your students via email
- Viewing a Course’s Photo Roster
Each course now contains a photo roster that displays the official USCCard ID photographs of enrolled students.
- Viewing a Course’s Roster/Users
Learn How to List Your Current Course Roster
- Creating Grade Center Columns
Creating new, empty score columns in Blackboard’s Grade Center into which you can enter students’ grades
- Entering Student Grades
Entering Grades into the Course Grade Book
- Select the Page Where Users Enter Your Course
Set or change the page that students land on when they enter the course
- Blackboard Vocabulary
Definitions of common words used in Blackboard