How Students are enrolled on my Blackboard courses?
Blackboard is integrated with the Student Information System on campus (Quercus).
As students begin to register for the new academic year in August/September, they will appear in the list of enrolled students on their respective Blackboard courses automatically.
Once a student is registered for a module on Quercus, they are enrolled on the same module on Blackboard within 24 hours.
Students will normally have access for up to 2 years of courses, unless an instructor has chosen to make courses unavailable.
The student registration schedule is viewable online from the Registration Office.
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It is possible to override this mechanism and manually enrol students, but this is not advisable.
If you opt to manually enroll a student, they will not be registered for exams for your course, will you be able to return marks for them, as they will not be officially registered.
It is best to resolve the problem at the source (i.e. help the student correctly register for the module).
If you are unable to manually enrol a student, this may be because their enrolment is disabled on the system. The Student Information System (Quercus) tells Blackboard what student is registered for, and updates Blackboard nightly. If a student changes their registration on the Student Registration system, this in turn, asks Blackboard to disable this enrolment. In this instance, you will be unable to manually override this and add the student to your course. It is best to resolve the problem at the source (i.e. help the student correctly register for the module).
It is not possible to remove a student who is officially registered for a module - the automated process will simply re-enrol them. It is possible to remove a student that has been added manually.
This action will destroy any assessments or contribution made by this user, so PLEASE be careful
Blackboard accounts are created automatically for all registered NUI Galway students, as part of the university account creation process. However, in many cases the students would not yet be aware of this.
You will be their main point of contact for information about how to login and access your course, so you should tell them about this in class or in course handbooks.