As an instructor you can add a TA or other MiraCosta College Employee to your Blackboard course.
DO NOT add students that will be enrolled in your course on SURF. Students are automatically enrolled within your Blackboard course several times a day.
Add a TA or other MCC Employee to Blackboard
- Enter your Blackboard course
- Under Control Panel select Course Tools
- Select Manage Users
- Select Add Users by Role
- In the Username box enter the SURF ID of the user.
- For Course Role select the appropriate Course Role for the User.
- Click the Submit button.
Course Roles Explained
The teaching assistant (or TA) role is that of a co-teacher. Teaching assistants are able to administer all areas of a course. Teaching assistants have access to most all tools and features in the Control Panel. Even if the course is unavailable to students, teaching assistants still have access to the course.
Student is the default course role. Students have no access to the Control Panel. If the course is set to unavailable, they will not be able to see the course. This role is appropriate for tutors that you add to your course that will be assisting students or course evaluators that you would not like to have access to the Control Panel.
The course builder role has access to most areas of the Control Panel to build course content. This role is appropriate for a user to manage the course without having access to student grades. A course builder can still access the course if the course is unavailable to students.
A grader assists the instructor in the creation, management, delivery, and grading of items, such as tests and discussion board posts. A grader also assists the instructor with managing the Grade Center. A grader cannot access a course if it is unavailable to students. Graders can also not make changes to course content.