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.)
  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.