Semester Planning

A Blackboard course is automatically created for every course at USC. However, students don’t have access to the course until you open the course.

  • Spring courses are automatically created on November 15,
  • Summer courses are created on March 15, and
  • Fall courses are created on April 15.

Copying from a previous semester will save you time and work.

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