Whilst the majority of Blackboard courses are automatically set up and integrated with Banner there are some occasions where colleagues wish to use Blackboard for a purpose for which there is no corresponding module in Banner. Such purposes could be providing extra study resources, employability support, administrative information, intra-subject resources and so on. We call such non-Banner courses “Arbitrary Courses” since they are set up per ad-hoc request.
Over time we have worked with colleagues who wanted to use these courses at a large scale, and who wished to have students automatically enrolled onto these Blackboard courses. We are now able to add staff or students onto such courses according to the following criteria:
- Department code
- Faculty code
- Staff or Student role
- Enrolment or instructorship on a specific module, or wildcard of module code / course number e.g.
- ENGL1*** modules
- ****2*** modules
- Combinations of the above