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Blackboard Manager - Activating and/or Copying a Single Course

Instructions for activating and/or copying a single Blackboard course.

Getting Started:

  1. Login to Blackboard.
  2. Click the Institution Page link on the left. In the Blackboard Support module on the right, click the Bb Manager (Instructors only) - activate, copy, & merge courses link.
  3. Click the Blackboard Manager Login link.
  4. Log into CAS using the same credentials you use to log into an NDSU computer.
  5. At the Course Wizard page, select the correct term, click Single Course and Next
    • Select Single Course if you are teaching only 1 section of a course or if you want to keep different sections of the same course in separate Blackboard course shells.
  6. The courses where you are listed as an instructor in Campus Connection for the selected term appear for you to activate. You only need to activate the courses where you will use Blackboard.
    • Click on a course to activate it.
    • A prompt appears verifying you want a “stand-alone course” (not merged sections), click OK to continue. If not correct, click Cancel and click the Course Creation Wizard link to start over. 
    • When the “Course Wizard: Copy” page appears:

    • If you DON’T want to copy any content, click the Skip the Copy Step link to proceed to the validation page. 
    • A final validation appears. If everything is correct, click Submit Request.

    To Copy Previous Course Content

    1. Click on the name of the previous course to be copied.
      • Note: the “Course Id” displays the term and class number of the course, make sure it is from a previous semester. This information assists in choosing the correct course to copy.
    2. A final validation page appears. If everything is correct, click Submit Request. If you “copied content”, the Copy Source ID also displays.
      • Note: The Course should be the current semester course and the Copy Source should be your previous course number.

      Activating & Copying a Single Course with Blackboard Manager (video - 1:55)

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    Keywords:bb, activate, copy, courses, class, learn, learning, management, system, manager blackbaord LAIC   Doc ID:103272
    Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
    Created:2020-06-23 08:27 CSTUpdated:2022-05-25 15:17 CST
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