Blackboard Organisations are set up specifically to support student learning that takes place outside of the formal Blackboard course structure for a single module or programme.
Organisations continue from one year to the next and are not part of the annual rollover process, unlike courses that have a new course area set up each academic year. Organisations have the same features and tools as a Course.
Enrolment in organisations is either by self-enrol, manual enrolment or custom RISIS feed and is the responsibility of the person with the role of organisation ‘Leader’. (The role of ‘Leader’ is used instead of ‘Instructor’ when it is an Organisation. People enrolled onto the organisation by the Leader are called ‘Participants’).