Welcome to Blackboard at USC!
A Blackboard course website 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. After instructors have added content to their course, they can make the course available to students.
Definitions of common words used in Blackboard
Uploading a Syllabus
Copying a syllabus file from your computer to Blackboard using Build Content
Copying files from your computer to Blackboard using Build Content
Using the Text Editor
Learn how to use the text editor to add text, insert an image, and create a link to a website
Using Blackboard to communicate with your students via email
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
Making a Course Available to Students
Allowing students to access a blackboard course
Select the Page Where Users Enter Your Course
Set or change the page that students land on when they enter the course