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Blackboard Organizations

Organizations are Blackboard shells with templates designed for collaboration and communication. Leaders of organizations manage their own enrollments. Organizations can actively exist on the Blackboard system longer than the typical academic semester term. Organizations could include research groups, sport or academic clubs, departmental shared space, and academic groups.

Requesting an Organization

To activate an Organization, fill out the Course Activation Form and choose "Organization" from the "I am requesting" area.

Accessing your Organization

After you receive confirmation that your Organization has been activated, log in to Olé. You will find your Organization under the My Organizations module on the Welcome screen. If you don't see it, click "Add Module" and add the My Organizations module.

Enrolling users into your Organization

Leaders of organizations can manually add other Leaders, Organization Builders, Teaching Assistants and Participants into their Organizations from the Users and Groups area of the Control Panel. Under Users, click Enroll User to enroll one or more users at a time, or Batch Enroll Users to upload an Excel spreadsheet containing usernames. The tutorial here contains instructions for formatting the batch user enrollment spreadsheet.

Attend a training

To learn how to manage your Organization, plan on attending a Blackboard New Users workshop or a Building Your Organization webinar. You can sign up for both at the ITS Tutorials site.