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Organizations

Your institution controls which tools are available.

Organizations behave like courses and contain tools that enable members to communicate efficiently. You can post information, have discussions, and share documents. 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.

Find and join organizations

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

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.


Manage an organization

If you're an organization leader, you can manage an organization the same way you manage a course. These topics describe how to manage a course, but the information also applies to organizations.

More on managing the tools that members have access to

More on creating content

More on using messages to communicate with others

More on managing enrollment


ULTRA: Organizations

Instructors, you're in the right place!
Students, view organization information specific to students.
Administrators, view organization information specific to administrators.

Organizations behave like courses and contain tools that enable group members to communicate efficiently. You can post information, have discussions, and share documents. Organizations can help broaden the scope of an institution’s reach across subjects, time periods, and more. Groups that might use organizations include academic departments, study groups, and extra-curricular activities.

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

Am I a member?

In the list where your name appears first, select Organizations.

You're a member if the organization is listed on the Organizations page. The organization leader and your institution manage enrollments, but you may be allowed to self enroll. Contact the organization leader or your institution about enrollment. After you're enrolled, only the leader or an administrator can unenroll you.

Organizations are listed in order of enrollment, with the most recent first.