Blackboard Learn: Practice Courses

Any staff member is entitled to a Blackboard Practice Course.

You can use your Practice Course to test out any of the features of Blackboard.

You can also use it to set up a Blackboard Collaborate room which can be used for academic meetings not directly related to a specific course e.g. tutorial sessions.

Find your Practice Course

If you have attended any TEL training sessions, you almost certainly already have a Practice Course. You can find your practice course in your list of Courses either by setting the filter to Sandbox or searching your own username.

Set the top filter to Sandbox

Main Blackboard menu with Courses selected. The list of courses is filtered using the top menu filter to show Sandbox items olnly.

Search for your username

Main Blackboard menu with Courses selected. The course list is filtered by the search box. The username has been typed into the search box.

Create a Practice Course

If you do not have a Practice Course and you are a member of staff at the University of Reading, you can create one via the Create a Practice Course tool located on the Help page on Blackboard.

Blackboard main menu with Help selected. The help page has been scrolled down to an item called Create a Practice course.

If you do not see this option on your Blackboard landing page please log a ticket via

Page last updated on May 5, 2022 by taralehane

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