Communicating with Students

Course Notification Dashboard
Learn how to notify students about course activity.

Creating Announcements
Announcements post timely information critical to course success.

Posting Your Contact Information
Provide office hours, phone numbers, and other links to help students find the people who have important roles in the course.

Sending Email
Emails can be sent to individual users or to groups of users. A copy of this email is automatically sent to the sender by default.

Disabling Student-To-Student Emails
Learn how to disable the option that permits students to send “mass” emails to their classmates.

Creating Calendar Entries
Use the Course Calendar to provide students with dates for course related events.


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 Enterprise Learning Technologies group by submitting a request to blackboard@usc.edu.