Modify user roles

Guide on how to add a user and modify their role on Blackboard.

Add User

Select the relevant module from MY MODULES in Blackboard Learn

Select Users and Groups from the Control Panel menu

Select Users

Hover over Enrol User and select the Find Users to Enrol button

 

If you know the username...

If you know the username of the person to be added enter this in the username box

Choose the appropriate role from the dropdown list

Click Submit

 

If you do not know the username...

If you do not know the username of the person to be added select the Browse button

Change the drop down search menu from Username to Last name

Type in the last name of the user then click Go

Tick the box next to the users name

Click Submit

Choose the appropriate role from the dropdown list

Click Submit

 

Modify Role of User

Select Users and Groups from the Control Panel menu

Select Users

Search for the user

Select the contextual menu next to the users username

Select Change User’s Role in Module

Select the appropriate role

Click Submit

 

Groups and group sets

Instructors can create formal groups of students to collaborate on work, and create these groups one at a time or in sets.

Instructors can manually select group members or allow students to self-enroll.

Each group has its homepage with links to tools to help students collaborate.

Only instructors and group members can access the group tools.

Instructors have two group creation options:

  • Create a single group
  • Create a group set

 

Group tool

Groups can be set up on each module on Blackboard. Members of groups may have access to a range of tools that allow them to work together, unseen by anyone who is not a member of the group, except for any instructors

 

How to Access a Group

You access groups within your course in the following ways:

  1. Groups page link: the Groups page link appears on the course menu or in a content area. The Groups page lists all available groups and sign-up sheets for self-enroll groups
  2. My Groups panel: the My Groups panel appears following the course menu. It provides direct links to the group area for each group you belong to. You can expand the panel to reveal all the tools that are available for your group to use. If you are enrolled in a group, the panel appears automatically
  3. Group link: a group link is a link to a single group, sign-up sheet, or the Groups page made available in a course area

The Groups page shows the groups that are available to you. You may also be able to sign up to join a group, e.g. to choose which seminar group to join

 

My Groups

The My Groups area will show you which groups you have access to and the range of tools and resources available to you

Clicking on the arrow on the left will expand the group menu and allow quick access to the tools available to the group

Clicking on the arrow on the right will open your Groups area, showing you who else is in the group and allow access to the tools available to the group

You may also see a link to a group from within a content area.

 

Group Tools

There are a range of tools, such as blog, discussion board, journal and wiki, that your instructor may have made available to you, to allow you to collaborate with your other group members

File exchange area note: All members of the group can upload (and delete) files from this area. If a file has the same name as one already uploaded, it will delete and replace the original file. We recommended that files are uniquely named, for example include your name or student number in the filename.

 

Guest access

Enrol the user as a guest

Select Users and Groups from the Control Panel menu

Select Users then hover over Enrol User and select Find Users to Enrol

Enter Username if known, or select Browse button and search for user

Tick the box next to the users name

Click Submit

Choose Guest from the Role drop down list

Click Submit

 

Allow guest access to the course

Select Customisation from the Control Panel menu

Select Guest and Observer Access

Select Yes to allow guest access

Click Submit

 

Ensure tools and content areas are visible to guests

Select Customisation from the Control Panel menu

Select Tool availability

Tick the tools to be "Visible to Guests"

Click Submit

 

Grant access to guests

Select the contextual menu (down arrow) next to the content area menu buttons and select Permit Guests