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Enrolling and Removing Students in Blackboard
Three Ways to Enroll Students in Your Course:  

1. Auto-Enrollment
2. Enroll them One-at-a-time
3. Activate the "self-enrollment" feature so users can enroll themselves

NOTE: Whichever method you choose, remember to remove (or "un-enroll") students at the end of the semester. Otherwise, they continue to appear in your Blackboard course--which also appears in their list of courses.


The auto enrollment feature allows for the automatic enrollment of officially registered students into the appropriate Blackboard course shell. When the student officially enrolls in the course through myUMBC they are automatically enrolled in the corresponding Blackboard course. This feature is activated approximately two weeks before the semester begins. Auto enrollment of students and instructors is done four (4) times a day once it is activated.

Faculty can combine course enrollments by inserting the course ID (example: ENGL100_0101_FA2007) into the commented field in the course description (Control Panel -> Settings -> Course Name and Description). Once this is done, the auto-enrollment process will maintain the course enrollment.

Note: Once the add/drop has expired the course instructor can safely delete students that have officially dropped the course without them being reenrolled.


Enrolling Students One-at-a-Time


1. From "Control Panel" select "Enroll User"


instructor's view, under course buttons

2. Search for a student by last name or user name, select the name, then click "Submit".

from the Enroll User option in Control Panel

If the student's user name has been found, this means the user exists in the UMBC Blackboard database; students can't be enrolled unless they have a UMBC userid. All UMBC userid's are batch uploaded into the Blackboard database everyday, and at least twice daily during the first 10 days of the semester.
If you can't find a student's UMBC userid, contact the OIT Help Desk at 410.455.3838 or helpdesk@umbc.edu.
If the student doesn't have a UMBC userid, tell him or her to create one at http://accounts.umbc.edu. 


* If you prefer students enroll themselves in a course, this option must be selected.

1. From "Control Panel", under the heading "Course Options", select "Settings".

located in the lower left-hand corner of Control Panel

2. Select "Enrollment Options"

3. Select "Self Enrollment"

You can leave self enrollment open, set a start and end date, and even require an access code.


4. When students search for your course in the "Course Catalog" they will find an "Enroll" button next to your course.

You WON'T see the "Enroll" button, because you're already enrolled as a user (as an instructor).

Removing a Student from a Blackboard Course  

1. From the Control Panel, under "User Management", select Remove users from the course.


2. Either enter the userid of a single student, or select "Search" or "List All" to remove multiple students.

3. Select the student by clicking in the box to the left of the student's name.

NOTE: To confirm the removal of users, you must type "Yes" with an upper case "Y."

4. Click on "Submit" at the bottom of the page.



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bob Armstrong at 410.455.3885 or rarmstro@umbc.edu or blackboard@umbc.edu.

Office of Information Technology • Main Office: ECS 125 • Phone: 410-455-3838 • Email: oit@umbc.edu