Customising "My Courses"

As your list of courses grows you may wish to reduce the list of your courses in the My Courses box, so that only currently relevant courses are shown. This method can be used by all users of Blackboard including students and instructors.

Note: doing this does not remove the course from Blackboard, it simply hides it from your list of courses in the My Courses box.

Identify the “My Courses” box

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1. Having logged into Blackboard you will be taken to the My University of Southampton screen.  If you do not see it click on the My University of Southampton tab at the top of the screen.

2. Look at the My Courses box, note the two icons at the top right and left of the box.

If you wish to Hide “My Courses”

If you wish to Hide

3. If you wish to hide the My Courses box click on the minimise icon shown above. To bring the My Courses box back, click the minimise icon once more.

If you wish to change the way the My Courses box displays its content

If you wish to change the way the My Courses box displays its content

4. If you wish to change the way the My Courses box displays its content click on the cog / gear icon shown above.

Customising “My Courses”

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5. Upon clicking on the cog / gear icon you will be presented with a screen similar to the one above.

6. Select to Group by Term. In this case terms refer to academic years and Blackboard courses that are directly associated with an academic year i.e. by having a year code at the beginning of the course name, can be grouped in this way.

7. To hide all courses for an academic year click on the “select all” tick box to the left of the academic year concerned. Note that you may also change the order that the years appear in by clicking and dragging on the up and down arrow icon beside the year.

Customising “My Courses”

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8. Scrolling down to the next section, you are presented with a grid. On the left is a list of your courses. Running along the top of the screen is a list of options that you can apply to each course by placing a tick in the relevant box.

Display Course
Selecting this option will show the course in your My Courses list. You can use this to hide courses you no longer wish to see in your My Courses listing. If you completely hide a course it will no longer appear in the Calendar as a selectable course.

Display Course ID
Selecting this option will show the course id (e.g. unit code) for the course in your My Courses list. If you completely hide a course it will no longer appear in the Calendar as a selectable course.

Display Instructors
Selecting this option will show tutors who are listed as Instructors on the course. Take the ticks out of the boxes if you do not wish to show the listed instructors in the My Courses list.

Display Announcements
Selecting this option will show announcements for the course in your My Courses list. Take the ticks out of the boxes if you do not wish announcements to be shown within the My Courses list.

Display Tasks
Selecting this option will show any tasks for the course in your My Courses list.

Reordering courses or terms

7. You may also change the order of courses by clicking and dragging on the up and down arrow icon beside the course you wish to move.

8. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Submit to finish.