There are several user roles that can be added to your course. For example, you may have a teaching assistant who will be entering grades, or a guest who will be viewing course materials. Typically, course enrollments are controlled by Banner, but if you need to add another user to your course as a teaching assistant, course builder, etc. only an administrator can do so.
Important items about adding users to a for-credit course:
Student Role - No one should be added to your course with the role of Student. Students are only enrolled in courses via registration and the synchronization between Banner and Blackboard.
Instructor Role - Instructors should only be added via Banner. If you are not seeing the courses you believe you are assigned to teach on the Class Dashboard you should contact your department
Teaching Assistant Role - This role is for assigned teaching assistants. Users with this role can see and manage user grades.
Include the course name/ID, the user’s full name, BearPass username (not their M#), and email address.
Provide the course role you want them to be assigned as well as a brief explanation for why the user needs this role.
The Help Desk will send you a confirmation email when the user has been added to your course.
This does not apply to courses that are being used as organizations. If you have a Blackboard course that is being used for a department, program, or purpose other than a seated course you can request the role of Enrollment Manager to add and remove users. Organization leaders can similarly request the role of Organization Manager to be able to add or remove users from a Blackboard Community site. If you have any questions please email the Help Desk.