Enroll a Co-Instructor

You do not need to manually enroll co-instructors, if the co-instructor was “officially” assigned to teach the course.

Please note that if you manually add a co-instructor to your course they will NOT receive the link, from the Office of the Provost, to the end-of-semester evaluation.

When an instructor is officially assigned to teach a course, that instructor is automatically added to that Blackboard course.

There are two ways to enroll a co-instructor. The official [automatic] way is to contact your course’s department course scheduling coordinator and request that the coordinator add the co-instructor into your course(s). Your department’s course scheduling coordinator is usually located in your department’s main office.

To ‘unofficially’ [manually] enroll someone a co-instructor in your Blackboard course:

  1. Click Users & Groups in the lower left corner of the course’s Course Management area.
  2. Click Users.
  3. Go to 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 co-instructor you wish you manually enroll.
    • If you know the co-instructor’s Blackboard username, manually type it into the Username box.  Do NOT click the browse button.  Instead, once you have keyed in the co-instructor’s username, proceed directly to step 5.
    • If you do not know the co-instructor’s Blackboard usernameleave the Username box empty and click the Browse button and then search for the co-instructor.

      Tip: If the co-instructor has a common last name, search for the co-instructor’s official email address instead (you can find most student email addresses in USC’s online student directory at https://my.usc.edu/wp/faculty/SearchForm.do). Once you have located the co-instructor in Blackboard, select the co-instructor and then in the bottom right corner of the pop-up window, click Submit.
  5. In the Role pull-down list, choose Instructor.
  6. Leave Enrollment Availability set to Yes.
  7. Click Submit.

Repeat steps 3 through 7 for each additional co-instructor you wish to add.

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.