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Request a LMS course site – screen shots


Before the start of a semester, you will need to request a course site. This document describes the process by which course sites are created in Blackboard learn and provides instructions for requesting a Blackboard Learn course site.

Instructions for Requesting a Course Site in Blackboard Learn

  • Go to

my.boisestate login page

  • Click SIGN IN


  • Navigate to LMS MIDDLEWARE by searching for middleware in the search bar on the right side of the screen under services 

screenshot for searching for LMS Middleware

  • On the new tab/window, click on your classes in the left navigation menu
  • Click search after selecting the appropriate term and year
  • Select the check boxes for the classes you wish to create course site(s) for

Screenshot of Check Boxes

  • At the bottom of the listing of classes select the appropriate radio button:
    • One section per course site – select this to create a unique course site for each class checked in step above
    • Multiple sections in one course site – select this to create a unique course site for ALL classes checked in step above
  • Click continue
  • You could see a conflict warning message, “One or more of the selected course sites already exist.” if any of the classes selected in step 3 have been used in other course sites
    • This should prevent any duplicate course site(s) from being created unknowingly

screenshot of error message

  • Change the course site name if necessary here
  • Set the course availability
    • You will be given three choices for setting the availability date:
      • Choose a Date- This option will let you choose a date whether it’s before or after the start of the semester starts
      • Do Not Set- This option will set no availability date and you will have to go into the course to make it available when the time comes
      • First Day of the Semester- This option will make the course available the first day of the semester

screenshot of options for setting start date for a course site

  • Click create

How Course Sites Are Created

  • New Blackboard Learn course sites must be requested by the instructor of record every semester; they are not automatically created as part of the Registrar’s scheduling process.
  • From within My.Boisestate, instructors are able to view the courses assigned to them by the Registrar’s Office, which obtains this information via a Schedule Change document submitted by the instructor’s department or college.
  • Instructors select the courses for which they want a site created; the sites become available to the instructor after the Blackboard Learn server updates at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, or 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • The course sites remain unavailable to students until the instructor makes it available.
  • New course sites may be requested two semesters in advance, as long as the Registrar’s Office has received the schedule change document from your department or college.

For Assistance

Help Desk (Zone at the ILC):