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Adding Students to a Blackboard Learn Course with ISU Admin Tools

Table of Contents

About ISU AdminTools

Enrolling Registrar Course Section(s) of Students in Your Blackboard Learn Course

Adding a Demo Student (for you to login as a student)

Adding a Non-ISU Participant (someone without an ISU NetID)

About ISU AdminTools

The Edit Mode button: ON to edit; OFF to see what students see.
ISU AdminTools, available in Blackboard Learn’s Course Tools menu, allows instructors to manage enrollment, submit grades, and submit Test and Evaluation Services (TES) forms so that scores are automatically uploaded to a Bb Learn Course.

NOTE: Certain functions of this tool (Auto-Enroll and Grade Submittal) can only be used by individuals who are listed as an Instructor of Record according to the Registrar and also have the role of Instructor in the Blackboard Learn course. If you need to be listed as an Instructor of Record, you need to contact your department secretary or the Registrar (Blackboard support staff cannot update Registrar records).

NOTE: Internet Explorer 9 users: ISU Admin Tools may not work as expected unless you run IE 9 in Compatibility View.

Enrolling Registrar Course Section(s) of Students in Your Blackboard Learn Course

Within your Bb Learn course in the Course Management Control Panel, click Course Tools to expand the submenu and click ISU AdminTools.

In the upper left panel of the ISU AdminTools Enrollment tab, you will see all of the sections for which you are listed as an Instructor of Record according to the Registrar.

  1. Check ONLY the box(es) for the Registrar course section(s) that correspond to this specific Blackboard Learn course. 
  2. These students are automatically added to your course.

Individual students will be automatically dropped should they withdraw from the course. Newly registered students will automatically be added the day after they register.

TIP: To manually add additional ISU students, simply enter their ISU NetID in the Manually Add Students (lower left) panel and click ADD.

Course Interface

If you do not see your course/section(s) listed . . .

  • Registrar course/section enrollment data are not available until 2-3 weeks before the start of the semester.
    • Instructors will be notified of the exact date through a Blackboard Learn Announcement.
  • You must be listed as Instructor of Record according to the Registrar to enroll students and submit grades.
    • To change your status, contact your departmental secretary (Blackboard support staff cannot update Registrar records).

Adding a Demo Student (for you to login as a student)

  1. Click in the Manually Add Students panel of the ISU AdminTools and enter the following information:
    username,firstname,lastname,password,email (separated by commas with no spaces)

    For example, enter something like: 
    jdough,Jean,Dough,B14cK60,jdough@iastate.edu

    TIP: Be sure to enter either your ISU email address or any other address you prefer to use so that you can confirm that email and notifications from within the course are actually received by students.

  2. Click Add.
  3. a “w.” will automatically be added to the beginning of the username you entered.

Be sure to keep a record of the username and password.

To use your demo student account, log in to Blackboard Learn (https://bb.its.iastate.edu)  with your demo student identity.
For example:
Username: w.jdough
Password:
B14cK60

Manually Add Students Example

Adding a Non-ISU Participant (Someone without an ISU NetID)

  1. Click in the Manually Add Students panel of the ISU AdminTools and enter the following information:
    username,firstname,lastname,password,email (separated by commas with no spaces)

    For example, enter something like: 
    jdeaux,Jan,Deaux,BbL1234,jandeaux@gmail.com

    TIP: Although an email address is optional, you should include one if at all possible so that the student receives all email and notifications from within the course.

  2. Click Add.
  3. a w. will automatically be added to the username you entered.

Be sure to keep a record of the username and password. You must communicate the username and password to each manually-added student.

Students can log in to Blackboard Learn (https://bb.its.iastate.edu)  with their temporary (exception) Blackboard ID.
For example:
Username: w.jdeaux
Password: BbL1234

Add Demo Student Example

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