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Blackboard Quick Tip: Customizing the “My Courses” Module

Make Blackboard Yours. Customize your My Courses module by organizing your courses by term or any order you prefer, adding links to courses on other systems or choosing additional course information to display.

NOTE: Your institution has the ability to disable user to customization options.

Accessing the Personalize: My Courses Page

  1. Hover your mouse over the right corner of the My Courses module header and click the gear icon.

Customizing Options

The following options are available to customize:

  • Group by Term: This option will organize your courses by term.
    • Show Term: When selected this term will be shown.
    • Expand Term: This option will display the term expanded. (In the image below: Fall 2014=Checked; No Term Assigned=Not Checked)
  • Reorder: Click the CourseReorder icon to manually rearrange your courses. Use the CourseMove icon to drag courses to their new location.
  • Course Name: Unchecking this option will hide the course from the module.
  • Course ID: This option will display the Course ID before the course name.
  • InstructorsThis option will display all course instructors.
  • Announcements: This option will display course announcements below the course name.
  • Tasks: This option will display course tasks below the course name.
  • Course # Name and URL: Enter your course name and URL.


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Eric Silva

Eric is a Systems Analyst and Blackboard Administrator at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and a graduate from Boise State University. Learn more about me.


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