How to create a Microsoft Team from your Blackboard course
The following steps will show you how to use the Blackboard to Teams integration tool to create a Microsoft Teams “Class Team” for the students and staff enrolled in your course.
Before creating a Team be sure to let all staff members of the course know, it will add everyone who is enrolled on the course into a new MS Team and they may not be expecting it.
How to create a Team from your Bb course:
1, Navigate to the tools item of your Bb course menu.
2, Select the Teams Integration Tool.
3, Once you have read the instructions on the page press the button labeled “Create a MS Team for this course”
4, After a short wait the Team will be available and you will be able to open the Team by selecting the “Go to MS Team” button
Synchronising Blackboard enrolments
The system will compare the enrolment of your Blackboard course with your Team twice a day (11AM and 11PM).
If users are added or removed from your blackboard course the change will be mirrored in your Team at the next check.
If you need to synchronise the enrolments before an automatic check then you can press the “Sync Users” button at any time.
Adding the tool as a menu item
To make it quicker and easier for users of your course to find the Team you can add an item that links to the tool into the course’s menu.
Add a tool link to the Menu:
1, Select the plus icon from the top left of the menu and then select the Tool Link item.
2, Give your link a name and select “Teams integration” from the Type: drop-down menu.
3, The link is initially hidden from students. If you would like to un-hide it then select the context menu button and select “Show Link”.