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Adding a Teaching Assistant (TA) to Your Blackboard LEARN Course

Once a TA is selected for your course, one of the first things to do is give them access to your Blackboard LEARN course shell. When a user is enrolled as a TA within a Blackboard LEARN course, they will have many of the same administrative privileges as an instructor, including the ability to add content, edit course materials, and grade student submissions. Follow the steps below to learn how to enroll a TA within your Blackboard LEARN course shell.


  1. Log into LEARN and access your course
  2. Under the Control Panel in the left-hand navigation bar, click Course Tools
  3. Click on Manage Users
  4. On the next page, you will see the class roster. In the upper left, click the Add Users button.
  5. Enter the username of the TA you want to add to your course. The username is the “abc123” identification that precedes every Drexel-affiliated email address.
  6. Make sure that the “Teaching Assistant” role is selected, then click on Submit. If the user was successfully added, you will see a green notification at the top of the “Manage Users” page.
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