Blackboard: Before Class Begins

Log Into Blackboard

Learn how to log into the Blackboard system.

Upload Syllabus

Learn how to upload a syllabus to your Blackboard course with this step-by-step video.

Import Recurring Zoom Meetings to Blackboard

Learn how to import recurring Zoom meetings to Blackboard with this step-by-step video.

Add USC Zoom Pro Meeting Tool Link to Blackboard

Learn how to add a Zoom tool link to Blackboard with this step-by-step video.

Make USC Zoom Pro Meeting Visible to Students

Follow these steps to make the USC Zoom Pro Meeting link available to students in your Blackboard course. Students will click here to view links for scheduled lectures and lecture discussions in Zoom.

  1. If the USC Zoom Pro Meeting link displays with a “hidden” symbol , it is not visible to students and they will not be able to access Zoom links from Blackboard.

2. Click the caret next to the USC Zoom Pro Meeting link.

3. Click Show Link.

4. The hidden symbol has been removed and the USC Zoom Pro Meeting link will be visible to students.

Create Course Links (For Modules) and Upload Materials

Create content links on the left hand-panel of your course and organize course materials with folders.

Copy Content from One Course to Another

Follow these instructions to copy content from existing courses.

Create Assignments

Learn to create an assignment on Blackboard with this video. Add an assignment name, enter student instructions, attach relevant files, set a due-date, and more.

Create Exams

IT expert Jason Dove demonstrates the process of exam creation and deployment in Blackboard. Learn how to add multiple choice, true/false, essay, and file response questions with customized point values.

Create Discussion Boards / Threads

This video shows the steps for creating a discussion forum and thread in a Blackboard course. A forum is a question or prompt presented to students, while a thread is an individual contribution, or response, to the forum.

Make Course Available to Students

After creating a Blackboard course, make it available to students.

Create Announcements (Welcome to class etc.)

Learn how to create an announcement in Blackboard for course updates, such as assignments deadlines and exam dates.