How to switch on course tools

If as an Instructor you cannot see a particular tool in the Course tools menu in the Control Panel, you may need to switch it on. An example might be the Self and peer assessment tool.

This can be done as follows:

  • In the Control Panel click on Customization
  • Click on Tool availability
  • Ensure that the relevant tool is ticked as both Available and Available in Content area (if an option), then click Submit

How do I batch enrol users?

To batch enrol users, you need to create a csv file with course IDs in the first column, usernames in the second column, and code for user roles (e.g. “P” for instructor) in the third column (for students you can leave the third column blank).

To batch enrol users yourself, you must have access to the System Admin tab. If you do not, check to see if a colleague has System Admin access in Blackboard. If not, please email your csv file to, requesting a batch enrolment.

If you do have System Admin access, carry out the following steps:

  1. Click the System Admin tab
  2. Select Courses
  3. Select Enrol users
  4. Browse for the csv file you have created
  5. Select Submit.

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Please note: students are automatically enrolled on SITS courses (units/programmes) based on data in SITS.  They should be removed from the relevant unit in SITS to unenrol them from the corresponding course in Blackboard.

If you wish to unenrol users (e.g. from a non-SITS course) then:

1.  Expand the  Control panel menu

2.  Click Users and groups

3.  Click Users

4.  Tick the box next to the user you wish to remove

5.  Click Remove Users from Course

6.  Click OK in the warning pop up box


How do I enrol an instructor on my course?

1.  From the course home page click on ‘control panel’ to open options (if necessary)

2.  Click users and groups

3.  Click Enrol users

4.  Click  Find users to enrol

5.  Enter the username(s) (these can be found by logging in to the Contact Directory)- Do NOT click on Browse

6.  Change role to instructor

7.  Click Submit

How do I enrol a student on my course?

Please note: for all SITS courses (units or programmes) students will be automatically enrolled based on data in SITS. So firstly please check that this data is correct – that is, the student is registered for the the unit (you can check this in My Students).

If you need to manually enrol any students (e.g. for a non-SITS Blackboard course) then:

1.  From the course home page click on Control panel 

2.  Click Users and groups

3.  Click Enrol User

4.  Click Find users to enrol

5.  Enter the  username (which can be found by logging in to the University contact directory), or usernames, separated by commas.  Do not click on Browse.

6.  Click Submit

If you require a batch upload of a large number of students please contact your local Blackboard admin or email