New blank course areas are created each year, ready for you to add new teaching materials. This is an automated process which reflects the current active courses in the Registry system. New courses are initially set up with a basic template and welcome message, and do not need to be "activated". No course content is populated or copied from previous iterations as part of this process. If you wish to reuse content from another course, you can do so by copying just the materials you need
To ensure compliance with current GDPR laws and university policy, staff must request access for each individual course area they need. Course enrollments are not carried over each year. This allows the course leader to be notified when new users are granted access, and also allows staff to remove themselves from courses they no longer need.
To add yourself to a new Blackboard course area, you will need to request access via an online form. Log in to the Staff Page, click on the Blackboard Access link and fill in the form for each course required. Access will be granted within 24 hours.
You can find more detailed guidance in our guide to using the online form.
If you need access to a Blackboard organisation, please contact the TEL Unit by email: TEL@worc.ac.uk with the name of the organisation you require.