Enrolling Auditors

You do not need to manually enroll auditors in your Blackboard courses. Blackboard’s enrollment data comes directly from the University’s Student Information System and is updated several times each day.  When someone officially enrolls in your course as an auditor, that person is automatically added to your Blackboard course roster. When someone officially drops your course, that person is automatically removed from your Blackboard course roster.

To enroll an auditor in your Blackboard course, please have the student

  1. Log in to Web Registration at www.usc.edu/webregistration
  2. Click the Add link for the course they wish to register for Pass / No Pass / and Audit.
  3. Click the Schedule link for the course in the Current Course Selections list.
  4. Click the Commit Changes button.
  5. Select the grade option they wish from the drop-down menu next to the course.
  6. Review the Catalogue policies regarding Pass No Pass / and Audit Grade Options.
  7. Click the Submit button.

Once the student enrolls as an auditor, s/he will automatically be added to your Blackboard course roster.  Please note that auditors pay the regular tuition rate. Auditors are not required to participate in class exercises (discussions and examinations); they receive no grades or credit and there is no transcript notation of courses taken for audit.

You also have the option of manual adding someone to your Blackboard course roster as a guest.  Unlike an enrolled student, guests cannot receive a final, transcript grade for their participation in your course.

To manually add a guest to your Blackboard course roster,

  1. Click Users & Groups in the lower left corner of the course’s Course Management area.
  2. Click Users.
  3. Click Find Users to Enroll (Note: This step confuses some.  Do NOT click or use the search box.  Instead, click the Find Users to Enroll button in the upper left corner of the page.)
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  4. Choose the guest you wish you manually enroll.
    • If you know the guest’s Blackboard username, manually type it into the Username box.  Do NOT click the browse button.  Instead, once you have keyed in the guest’s username, proceed directly to step 5.
    • If you do not know the guest’s Blackboard usernameleave the Username box empty and click the Browse button and then search for the guest.

      Tip: If the guest has a common last name, search for the guest’s official USC email address instead (you can find faculty/staff email addresses at https://my.usc.edu/wp/faculty/SearchForm.do and student email addresses at https://my.usc.edu/wp/student/SearchForm.do).  Select the guest you wish you enroll, and then in the bottom right corner of the pop-up window, click Submit.
  5. In the Role pull-down list, choose Guest.
  6. Leave Enrollment Availability set to Yes.
  7. Click Submit.

Please note that University policy does not allow you to re-enroll as a guest any student who has dropped your course.  Rather, students who drop your course will need to re-enroll in your course in order to be able to access your Blackboard course. If you have any questions about this University policy, please contact USC’s Office of Academic Records and Registrar at (213) 740-8500.