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Request a Blackboard Organization

What is a Bb Organization?

A Blackboard organization is very similar to a Blackboard course with some of the terminology changed to refer to groups instead of classes. There are four types of organizations: Academic, Departmental, Faculty-Staff, and Students. All student organizations that have been approved by the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) automatically get a Blackboard organization created for them, by request from CSO leaders.

How do I request a Bb Organization?

  • To request a student organization, contact the CSO leaders in the Student Activities Office (Email: | Phone: 701.231.7784)
  • For all non-student organizations, use the Report a Problem Online link on the IT Help Desk page to create a ticket.
  • Fill in all the blanks provided, and in the Details field, state that you need a Blackboard organization. Please include the following information:

    • Name of organization
    • What kind of organization is it? (Academic, Departmental, or Faculty-Staff)
    • Name(s) of the leader who will maintain the Bb organization

  • The ticket will be assigned to the Blackboard Support Team, and a member will let you know when the organization is available for use.

Why use Bb Organizations?

In a Bb organization you can communicate via email and announcements, share important content and files, break into sub-groups using the group function, and have the privacy of membership.

Some typical uses include:

  • Council of Student Organization - All approved organizations use Blackboard for communication and other purposes.
  • Departmental organizations can aid in communication via email and announcements. Search Committees can share documents with the necessary privacy using a Bb organization. It's also a good place for departmental policies and procedures.
  • Academic use of Bb organizations may revolve around task groups related to accreditation, research or special projects.
  • Faculty/Staff use includes established groups such as senates, committees, etc.

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