Organizations behave like courses and contain tools that enable participants to communicate efficiently. You can post information, have discussions, and share documents. You can search for, filter, and favorite your organizations. Organizations are an ideal place to connect with other users with whom you share interests or extra-curricular activities. Your institution controls who can create organizations.

About organizations

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When you first log in to Blackboard Learn, select the Community tab. You can search for organizations or browse the full list of available organizations in your institution. A list of organizations you've already joined also appears on this page.

After you search or browse for organizations, a list of matching and available organizations appears. To join an available organization, open the organization's menu and select Enroll.

You can select an organization to views its home page. You need to be a member before you can see all of the content and tools available in an organization.

Organizations look and feel just like courses. You can use many of the same tools that you use in courses, but the organization leader or your administrator decides which tools you have access to:

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ULTRA: Organizations

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Institutions have organizations of different types, from academic to special interest. Organizations work just like courses in Blackboard Learn. For example, they have content, discussions, messages, and more.

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Am I a member?

In the list where your name appears, select Organizations to view your list.

The organization leader and your institution manage enrollments, but you may be allowed to self-enroll. Contact the organization leader about enrollment. After you're enrolled, only the leader or an administrator can unenroll you.

You can view the Organizations page as a list or a grid. Each organization card lists the organization ID, organization title, and instructor. If your organization has multiple leaders, select Multiple Leaders for a list. Select More info to see the description and schedule, if added.

You can see unavailable organizations in your list, but you can't access them. Unavailable organizations appear with a lock icon.

Use the search bar or the filter at the top of the page to narrow your view. Use the search function to find organizations on the current page.

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

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

You can't reorder organizations in the list. Organizations are listed in alphabetical order and grouped by term with the newest organizations first. Your favorites appear at the top of the page.