Getting Started

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
  • Fall courses are created on April 15

Merging Sections

It is possible to combine, or merge, multiple courses in Blackboard into one course. This is often done to streamline communications and content for multiple sections of one course. To learn more and request a merge, please visit this help guide: Merging Courses.

The Basics

Additional Assistance:

  • Call our Blackboard Help line 24 hours a day, every day at (213) 740-5555 and choose option 2.
  • Faculty can request help and training from USC’s Blackboard Support Team by submitting a request to