How to Change the Role of a User on your Blackboard Course

You may wish to change a user’s role on your Blackboard course.  For example you may wish to change the role of a colleague you have enrolled onto your course from a student to an instructor so that they may also add materials to your course.  You may also wish to change a user’s Availability on your course.

Access the Control Panel

1. From your course Control Panel, expand Users and Groups and click on Users.

Identify User

2. Identify the user whose role you wish to change and click on the action button (downward pointing arrow) which will appear when you hover the mouse beside their username.

Change Role

3. Click on Change User’s Role in Course.


4. Select the role you wish to set and click on submit.

Note that an explanation of the roles is available on Blackboard’s web site.