For Faculty

The Blackboard team has created and compiled documentation for using Blackboard at TU. You can access these customized resources in the TechHelp Knowledge Base.

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Using Blackboard

Be sure to review the Blackboard Procedures and Guidelines (PDF). See and search the TechHelp Knowledge Base Blackboard articles for faculty, including settings and tools, and how to use them when working in and managing your course.

Move Your Course Online

All courses that exist in PeopleSoft can be found with enrollments in Blackboard. See how to move your course online. Once you're all set up in Blackboard, use it to hold virtual class meetings. Need help? Contact the TU Blackboard Team.

Course Sites

Blackboard courses are generated via PeopleSoft system. If you do not see a course you are teaching, please submit a Course Request form.

Combining Courses

If you would like to merge enrollments into one Blackboard course site please submit a Course Combine request. Please note: that this request can take 2-3 business days to complete.

Shell Courses

Shell courses allow instructors to populate a Blackboard course with class materials related to courses they teach every term. This allows a faculty member to update the shell course and then copy it each semester to multiple courses. Students will not access a shell course. For more details and to request a shell course please submit a Course Request

Master Courses

Master courses allow a program coordinator to populate a course on Blackboard with course materials related to a program or particular course that, regardless of section, has the same course materials. This master course can then be copied to multiple courses regardless of the instructor. Students will not access a master course. For more details and to request a master course please submit a Course Request.   



Faculty and staff who intend to use instructional lecture capture resources supported by Towson University are to adhere to the Instructional Lecture Capture Guidelines to ensure the FERPA regulations are not violated.

Release Form

If a faculty/staff member intends to reuse recordings where the image, voice or materials of students are captured, the Instructional Lecture Capture Release Form must be used. *Be sure to read the guidelines (above) first.

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