Requesting New Blackboard Courses


Blackboard TEL Guides

You can now add yourself to new Blackboard course areas. These are created as blank templates each year that must be formally requested to comply with GDPR legislation. Enrolments do not roll over each year, no content is automatically copied over to new course iterations and module leaders will be informed when each new request for access is granted.

To enrol yourself in a new Blackboard course area:

Navigate to the University of Worcester home page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link to the Staff Page:

Click on the Staff Page link

Click the Sign In button at the top right of the screen, and log in using your usual university username and password:

* If you do not have a university IT account, you will need to contact the HR department for further advice.

Click the Sign In button and log in

Once successfully logged in, click on one of the Blackboard Access links to take you to the relevant online form. You can add yourself to the current Blackboard course area, or the course area for the previous year:

Click the Blackboard Access link for the current year

Fill in the online form for each Blackboard course area you need to enrol in. The module code MUST be entered in upper case, and is usually 8 characters long with no spaces (e.g. BUSM1136). Choose the role you wish to use from the following options:

Choose your role - Instructor, External Examiner or Student Support

Instructor - Select this if you are teaching on the course. Instructors can add content and tools, grade work, send announcements and see hidden content.

External Examiner - Select this if you are an examiner from another university. External examiners can view assessments, access the grade center but cannot edit or see hidden content.

Student Support - Select this if you are a note-taker, or have permission to audit a course (view content for a course you are not registered on). This role allows users to view any content that has not been hidden, but cannot view assessments, the grade center or edit content.

You will also need to enter the name of the module leader and tick the box confirming that you have permission to add yourself. Once the form is complete, click Continue.

Fill in the form and click Continue

* If the module code you have entered is not recognised it may be due to one of the following:

  • The module code was not entered in UPPER CASE
  • You are trying to enrol on an Organisation rather than a Course
  • The module is not running at all, or has changed module code (in this case contact Registry for further details)

If the course you have selected is also running at a a partner institution at other locations, or has multiple occurrences you will need to select only the version you need by choosing from the dropdown menu:

Select a location or occurrence if prompted

Finally, choose Confirm to submit the form.

You will then be redirected back to the start page so that you can request access to another course. If you do not require access to any additional Blackboard course areas you can now close the tab.

Please be aware that it can take up to 24 hours to process the enrolment request. If you still do not have access after this time, please contact the IT Service Desk for further guidance.