Blackboard Help for Faculty

Quick Access:  Log in via myWM or directly at blackboard.wm.edu.

Helpful Links 
Blackboard at W&M
Blackboard Tools (Panopto, Zoom, Poll Everywhere, Grade Center)
W&M Blackboard Course Generator (Instructions for Using Course Generator)

Blackboard tutorials
Blackboard maintains a constantly updated help website for users. It includes tutorials, videos, and step-by-step instructions. Blackboard Help pages are provided in a variety of different languages.

Blackboard Instructor Help

Student help

W&M-Specific Instructions
W&M IT has written instructions for our specific Blackboard environment.  If the topic you need is missing, please email us at bbhelp@wm.edu.

Create a brand new site for a course you're teaching

  1. Log in to the Blackboard Course Generator
  2. Click on the check box in front of the course you wish to create.
  3. Click “Create Blackboard Course”.
  4. Change the Course name (if desired).
  5. Select a course to use as a template (if desired).
  6. Click “Confirm”.

Create a site by combining multiple sections into one Blackboard site

  1. Log in to the Blackboard Course Generator
  2. Click on the check box in front of each course you wish to create.
  3. Click “Create Blackboard Course”.
  4. Change the Course name (if desired).
  5. Select a course to use as a template (if desired).
  6. Click “Confirm”.

Request a non-Academic course site

  1. Log in to the Blackboard Course Generator
  2. Click on the “Request a Non-Academic Course” link on the left hand side navigation.
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Click "Submit".

Create a Faculty Dossier Site for Tenure and Promotion

  1. Log in to the Blackboard Course Generator
  2. Click on the “Request a Faculty Dossier Site” link on the left hand side navigation.
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Click "Submit".

Adding non-W&M users to your course

  1. Log in to the Blackboard Course Generator
  2. Click on the “Request a Non-WM Blackboard User” link on the left hand side navigation.
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Select your course in the ‘Enroll in’ option box.
  5. Select “Student” in the Role box.
  6. Click “Create User”.