You can enrol teaching staff, administration staff and guest lecturers into your Blackboard course. Depending on the role they are assigned, users then have the ability to add content, add assessment tasks, mark student work, enter and edit marks in the Grade Centre. Students are enrolled automatically into your Blackboard course based on enrolments from SI-NET.


Instructor: Have full access to edit the Blackboard course. This role is usually given to the teaching staff member responsible for the course. Courses can have more than one instructor.

Teaching Assistant: The Teaching Assistant role is that of a co-lecturer. Teaching Assistants can do pretty much everything that the Instructor can do, except delete an instructor from a course.

Grader: The Grader role could be an appropriate role for a tutor. The Grader can access the Grade Centre and add marks etc. This role can also assist with the creation, management and delivery of Tests. The Grader cannot make changes to content, and does not have access to the course when it is unavailable to students.

Course Builder: The Course Builder role has access to most areas of the Control Panel, but it is primarily designed for someone who will be uploading content. It does NOT have access to the Grade Centre. The Course Builder has access to the course while it is still unavailable to students.

Guest: It is recommended that you do not use this role. All UQ staff and students have guest access to UQ Blackboard sites, and non-UQ people must be enrolled using the External Users tool.