Managing Course Content

You can upload individual files as large as 100 megabytes to Blackboard and there is no limit to the number of individual files that you can upload. For files larger than 100 megabytes — particularly if those files are large videos — contact your school’s local IT support staff.  Many schools offer their faculty access to file and video streaming servers especially designed for streaming large files.  You can then link to those files from within your Blackboard course.

Adding Files, Links, and Resources to a Course
Learn how to use resources in your Blackboard course.

Using Publisher Content
Many academic textbook publishers now offer web-based services to accompany the digital versions of their textbooks.

Adaptive Release
You can selectively release course content by: Date, Time, to an Individual, to a Group, based on a Grade Center Criterion, or via a instructional sequence.

Reusing, Copying, and Managing Course Content and Resources
Learn how to reuse course materials so that you are not reinventing the wheel each semester.

Blackboard Content Collection
Instructors use the Content Collection to store, share, and publish content from a personal area of Blackboard.

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