Enrolments are always high on the agenda at the start of a new academic year and this year has been no exception.
There have been many enquiries on how students are enrolled so let’s take a look at how enrolments are processed:
“In terms of Blackboard student enrolments – SID is king!”
Currently enrolments are fed into Blackboard via the enrolment snapshot feed file (pipe delimited text file):
The feed file contains all valid students and their respective enrolments for qualification, course and module areas.
Manual Student Enrolments – Don’t do it
If students are not appearing in course areas as expected do not enrol them manually!
There are generally two reasons for students not being enrolled:
- They are not enrolled correctly in SID
- The student’s cohort is not part of a course merge
In both instances please refer to your course/departmental administrator(s).
By default all new courses in Blackboard are set to unavailable. If students are enrolled and they can not see their course, the course must be made available. Please see the following guide on how to change course availability.
If you have any questions please leave a comment or alternatively contact your Faculty Learning Technologist for further information.
Learning Technology Systems Officer