User accounts

Blackboard gives you administrator and manager accounts when you are set up. There is only one manager account. You can't create any more. A manager account has the highest level of permission and can create administrator and supervisor accounts.

  • Managers: May view institution and session reports. Managers can create administrators and supervisors.
  • Administrators: May view Session Attendance reports for individual sessions. Administrators can create supervisors, create new sessions, and invite people to them.
  • Supervisors: May viewSession Attendance reports for individual sessions. Supervisors create sessions and invite people to them.

You can have more than one administrator account. For example, you may want an administrator to manage users and sessions by department. Administrator accounts can only be managed by managers.

Supervisor accounts require an administrator to manage them. If you are a manager, assign an existing administrator to all supervisor accounts you create. If you are an administrator, you are automatically assigned as the administrator for all supervisor accounts you create.

If you create a new user account, you need to let them know what their login information is. Collaborate doesn't do this for you.