Q. Can professors grant access to their Blackboard courses to other professors in much the same way that access to Groupwise e-mail account owners can grant access to other users?
A. Blackboard can add a colleague to your course in a specific role that will allow him or her varying levels of access depending on your intent:
- Guest access – ability to view only those parts of the course you as the instructor manually select (view is limited to content areas)
- Course builder – ability to view all content, use communication tools, add material and delete material from the course
- Teaching Assistant – ability to do everything a course builder does with the additional ability to view the Grade Center, and make changes to the Grade Center (enter grades, override grades, change grades, clear attempts, view attempts, etc.)
To request any of these types of access to your course for another professor, send the name of the instructor, the course id, e.g., BIOL_100_101_7383_102, that you wish the instructor to access, and the type of role you would like the instructor to have in that course to Blackboard@luc.edu .