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Explore the Courses tab

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about the courses list.

The Courses tab contains a list of the courses you're enrolled in. Remember that your institution can rename tabs.

  1. Course Search: You can search for a course, and if allowed, preview the course. Type a keyword or text string in the box, select Go. The results appears on the Browse Course Catalog page.
  2. Course List: From the list, you can access any course you are enrolled in or teaching. For example, if you are a student in two courses and a teaching assistant in one course, your course list is divided into the courses you are enrolled in and the courses you are a TA for.
  3. Course Catalog: You can search the catalog for courses or organizations. Select a category link or select Browse Course Catalog to begin your search.

If your institution has access to community engagement, the organization catalog lists all organizations in categories, such as organization type or semester availability.

Guests are able to browse the catalog and preview courses. Guests do not have access to the entire course. Instructors determine whether users are allowed to preview a course prior to enrollment.

Your institution may choose to use a different catalog or no catalog at all.


Want to add or drop a course?

Course enrollments are handled by your institution. If you are enrolled in a course but do not see it in the course list, or if you are enrolled in the incorrect course, contact your institution for assistance.

You cannot delete old or unwanted courses, but you can hide them from view.

Your institution controls all options in Blackboard Learn, including whether you can customize modules. If you are unable to complete the steps, contact your institution for assistance.


Hide a course in your list

You use the same steps to hide a course from the Courses tab or from the My Courses module on the My Institution tab.

  1. Select the Manage icon that appears when you move your mouse pointer over the module.
  2. Locate the row for the course you want to hide and clear the check box in the Course Name column.
  3. Be sure all check marks are cleared in that course's row.
  4. Repeat for all courses you want to hide.
  5. Select Submit.

Browse the Course Catalog

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Ultra" help about the course catalog.

Your institution controls which tools are available.

You can use the course catalog to browse the courses offered at your institution. You can find the Course Catalog on the Courses tab. Select Browse Course Catalog to get started.

In the catalog, you can search for courses based on these fields:

  • Course ID
  • Course Name
  • Course Description
  • Course Instructor
  • Course Term

After you select the field type, type a search term or phrase. By default, the search looks for any course that contains your search term. You can change this operation to search courses that equal or start with your search term instead. You can also select Not blank to see the full list of available courses.

Select Go to start your search. If your list of results is too long, you can refine the results using the Creation Date filter. Choose a date and whether the course you're looking for was created before or after that date.


ULTRA: Explore the Courses page

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about the courses tab.

View your courses in a timeline. Easily navigate to past, present, and future courses.

From the list where your name appears, your course list is available wherever you are in the system.

On the Courses page, you can access all of your courses. You may be enrolled in some courses with the Ultra Course View and others with the Original Course View.

Your institution controls the page you visit first after you log in. You can't currently hide course cards, but you can use the filter to narrow your view.

Each course card lists the course title and instructor. If your course has multiple instructors, select Multiple Instructors for a list. Select More info to see the course ID, description, and schedule, if available.

You can see unavailable courses in your course list, but you can't access them. Unavailable courses appear with a gray accent line.

Use the search bar or the filter at the top of the page to narrow your view. The search function finds courses that match your search term on the current page.

Move between past, current, and upcoming courses. If you have a lot of courses, you can also choose how many courses appear on each page. At the top of the list, you'll find a page selector to navigate through longer lists.

View your favorites quickly. If you access a course frequently, you can select the star icon to add it to your favorites so it appears at the top of your course list. No more scrolling! You can select the star icon again to remove a course from your favorites when you're done working in it often.

You can't reorder courses in the list. Courses are listed in alphabetical order and grouped by term. Your favorites appear at the top of the page.

How do terms work?

Terms are defined time periods meant to help institutions organize courses according to the academic calendar. Your institution may use terms to group your courses and control availability in bulk.

The term's start and end dates control where associated courses appear on the Courses page:

  • If the term duration has elapsed, the course appears in Past Courses with the term name as the page title. You won't have access to these courses.
  • If the term duration is in the present, the course appears in Current Courses with the term name as a group.
  • If the term start and end dates are both in the future, the course appears in Upcoming Courses with the term name as a group. You won't have access to these courses.

If your course isn't associated with a term or uses custom start and end dates and is currently active, it will appear in the Assorted dates group on the Current Courses page. Non-term courses appear on the Past Courses page when they end or on the Upcoming Courses page if they start in the future.


ULTRA: Browse the Course Catalog

Doesn't seem familiar? Jump to the "Original" help about the course catalog.

Your institution controls which tools are available. Only courses in the Original Course View appear in the Course Catalog.

You can use the course catalog to browse the courses offered at your institution. You can find the Course Catalog on the Courses page.

In the catalog, you can search for courses based on these fields:

  • Course ID
  • Course Name
  • Course Description
  • Course Instructor
  • Course Term

After you select the field type, type a search term or phrase. By default, the search looks for any course that contains your search term. You can change this operation to search courses that equal or start with your search term instead. You can also select Not blank to see the full list of available courses.

Select Go to start your search. If your list of results is too long, you can refine the results using the Creation Date filter. Choose a date and whether the course you're looking for was created before or after that date.

Select a course in the results to preview the content. If the course allows self-enrollment, you can enroll in the course immediately. In the Course Catalog, access a course's menu and select Enroll.