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Blackboard Learn

Some key information and links for faculty starting to use Blackboard Learn

Enrolling other faculty/staff into your course or organization

Video: how to enroll other faculty into your course.

Primary and Secondary Instructors assigned to a course in Banner are automatically enrolled into that course site in Blackboard (Bb) Learn.  Automation runs several times daily.  Email the Registrar's Office (registrar@downstate.edu) to add or remove core faculty.

Principal instructors are responsible for enrolling other faculty into their course.  Any faculty or staff member with full editing rights in a course/organization can now add other faculty to their course or organization.  

DO NOT ADD STUDENTS TO YOUR COURSE.  Automation adds students based on their registration inside Banner.  Tell students with course enrollment problems to send a request to help@downstate.edu.

  • Watch this brief how-to video (5.5 minutes; includes guidance on avoiding common errors).
  • Download these step-by-step instructions.
  • Any issues blocking a student’s enrollment must be addressed by Student Affairs and the ACT Office
  • You or your student should send a request to help@downstate.edu.

Before You Begin 

You must already be enrolled into the course/organization with instructor / leader rights before you can add other users.

  • You cannot delete other enrollees from a course or an organization.
  • You can change another enrollee’s Role (in order to raise or lower his or her rights in the course/organization).  Use a “Student” / “Participant” role if they do not need editing or grading rights.