A Blackboard Organization is a location within Blackboard for groups to meet online. The Learning Management System (LMS) team may designate an "Organization" as a "Student Center" based on it's needs. The terms "Organization" (and "Student Center") refer to non-Banner created course shells that are used for purposes other than credit-earned courses. You may have an "Organization" based upon various criteria such as the examples listed belo. In either case, the same course tools are available as they are in a standard Blackboard course. Organizations do not replace a standard Blackboard course, but help to enhance it's pedagogical needs.
WCU currently has about 50 Organizations and 25 Student Centers active in Blackboard.
Some Examples of Organizations:
Some Examples of Student Centers:
|Award Committees||Campus-Wide Training|
|Faculty Collaboration||Community Interaction|
|Focus Groups||Course-Specific Training|
|General Academic Preparation||Educational Outreach|
Organizations are available for any WCU faculty or staff. To request an Organization, please fill out this form.
Please contact the LMS Support team at (828) 227-2930 (Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm)
or via e-mail to LMSSupport@wcu.edu.