How to Request a Blackboard/Teams Course

    1. Login to
    2. Click on the Course Request System icon.
    3. Select Request a Blackboard/Teams course.
    4. The courses listed are assigned to you according to Peoplsoft. Click on the course ID.
      Note:  If you do not see the course in the list, it means Peoplesoft hasn’t attached your name to the course yet.  But you can still request any course by clicking the word “here” and search for it.
    5. In the “Course organization > Combine” section,
      A)  Click No for a single course
      B)  Click Yes to combine the course with another section. Then click Select a Course to Merge button and find your other course section
      Warning:  If you request to combine the course sections into one Blackboard course, it also will combine them in one Teams class automatically.  If you want to have the individual Teams class for each section, send your request to
    6. In the “What template would you like to use?” section, you can choose a starting template (a blank course,) copy from a previous course, or copy from another instructor’s course.

If selecting the Starting template radio button, select a template from the drop down list.

A)  If you JUST need a Teams course, select “Teams Template.”
Note:  A Blackboard course will also be created with a message redirecting students to use Microsoft Teams instead.

B)  If you need a Blackboard course, select any other template.
Note:  A Teams course will also be created.  But, you need to activate it manually.

    1. If selecting Copy from a previous semester radio button, select the Blackboard course you want to copy from the drop-down list.
      Note:  If you have any customization you’d like done to your class team, send your request to Andy Moon,
    2. If selecting Copy from another instructor’s course radio button, a new window will pop up, so you can select available Blackboard course.
      Note:  We will contact the original Instructor asking for approval to copy material into your course shell. If Instructor is not available, Dept. Chair permission will suffice.
    3. In the “Special Instructions” field, enter any additional information as necessary, e.g. load students early, make the course available before the first day of the semester, etc. Please enter a specific date if you want students loaded early.
      Note:   By default, students will be loaded 5-7 days before the start of the semester.  After students are loaded, they can access your course.  If your course is not ready, you can make the course not available.  See the tutorial.
    4. Click Continue button.
    5. On the Review Request screen, review the information and click Submit Request button.  You will immediately receive an email that your request was received. Then another email within 48 hours that the course is ready in Blackboard.
      Note: The subject line of both emails will begin with, “UH Blackboard Communication,” and will be sent from

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