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Blackboard - Semester Startup


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Know Your Login Credentials

To sign into Blackboard, you will use the same login credentials that you use to login to e-Services. Remember, your UHD password expires every 90 days. If you are having trouble with your username or password, you can contact the Help Desk at 713-221-8031. Need password assistance?

Downloading Course Rosters
The process of downloading your course roster is completed in the e-Services area of the UHD website.  For step-by-step instructions, please visit


Activate Your Blackboard ​Course

Any Blackboard class can be activated up to two weeks prior to the start of a semester. If you have a fully online or hybrid class, it will automatically activate on the first day of class. Face-to-face classes are not automatically activated. If you want your students to have access to the Blackboard class during the semester, you must activate the course. When you are ready for your students to access your course, you can go to Faculty/Staff e-Services and activate the course from Manage Blackboard. Read this more detailed instructions on how to activate your course.

Combining Sections

If you are teaching multiple sections of the same course and would like to use just one Blackboard course for all of them, you will need to use the Manage Blackboard interface in Faculty/Staff e-Services in order to combine the courses. Important: Combine courses before developing the content in your course(s). Combining courses creates a new course space and any previous content you had will be lost. If you have lost your content by combining or if you have already made content but would like to combine your sections, call us at 713-221-2786 and we will do out best to find a solution.  For detailed instructions, visit CombineYourCourses_2019.aspx

e-Syllabi & e-Curriculum Vitae

You are required to submit one e-CV and an e-syllabus for each course you are assigned to teach. Click for instructions on how to post your e-syllabi and here for posting your e-CV

Uploading Videos to MediaSite

Click for instructions on how to upload your video lecture or presentation to Mediasite.



Last updated 3/23/2021 6:35 AM