At Ball State University, Blackboard course sites are not automatically created. Faculty members can request a site for their courses through the Bb Toolbox system which also imports the class roster into the Bb course site. The Bb Toolbox is used to request course sites, manage course sites, combine or copy a course, create developmental sites and communities.

Are there some quick tips for requesting a course?

First of all, if your course is not listed in the Bb Toolbox please contact your department administrative assistant.
Additionally, this is a great time to create a practice (developmental) course. Here you can build a course for next semester or use the developmental course to try out the various tools.

Open and/or print out information in PDF format about requesting a course in Blackboard.