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Blackboard Manager - Activating, Copying and Merging Multiple Sections

Instructions for activating, copying and merging multiple course sections into one Blackboard parent 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.

    Select Merge Sections to combine multiple sections of a course (i.e. 400/600 level courses, etc.) into one Blackboard course shell:

  5. At the Course Wizard page, select the correct term, click Merge Sections and Next.
  6. The courses where you are listed as an instructor in Campus Connection for the selected term appear for you to activate/merge.You only need to activate/merge courses where you will use Blackboard.
  7. In the “Master course name” field, type a name for the parent course. The suggested format includes the: term, dept. acronym, course number, course title and “Parent”. Students do not see this title -- they see the course title as it appears in Campus Connection.

    Course title example: Fall 2019: CHEM 101 – Introduction to Chemistry - Parent

  8. Check the boxes to the left of each course section to be merged.
  9. Click Next.
  10. When the “Course Wizard: Copy” page appears:

  11. If you DON’T want to copy any content, click the Skip the Copy Step link to proceed to the validation page.
  12. A final validation page 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 parent course and the Copy Source should be your previous course number.

Activating, Copying & Merging Multiple Course sections with Blackboard Manager (video - 2:34)

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Keywords:activate, copy, merge, section, class, classes, course, courses, black, board, manage blackbaord LAIC   Doc ID:103314
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-06-24 09:23 CSTUpdated:2022-05-25 15:20 CST
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