Ensuring a Working Blackboard Account

Author Stanley Stephney on June 15, 2011 | Print | Bookmark

Introduction

Upon gaining employment with Alcorn State University, it is the responsibility of both the new faculty member (adjunct or full employee) and their department office (particularly, the department chair) to ensure that said new faculty member has a working Blackboard account. To ensure this, the new faculty member will need to meet a set of requirements. This article will list and explain those requirements needed to allow CITS's automated system to create a properly functioning Blackboard account.



Required Conditions for Faculty Blackboard Account Creation

Requirement #1
Person Responsible: New Employee

The new employee must have an ASU ID number. This is the number that uniquely identifies each and every employee and student of Alcorn State University. It consists of the letter A followed by an eight digit number (for example, A12345678). You must be an official employee of Alcorn State University in order to receive your ASU ID number from the Office of Human Resources (HR). New employees usually acquire their ASU ID number during the new employee orientation process carried out by HR. If you are an employee that has already completed the new employee orientation with HR and you don't know your ASU ID number, please call the Office of Human Resources at 601-877-6188 to find out what your ASU ID number is.



Requirement #2
Person Responsible: New Employee

The new employee must obtain an Alcorn Email account. To have a valid Alcorn Email account, the new employee must first complete the Appropriate Use Policy. The Appropriate Use Policy is a document created and maintained by Alcorn State's Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) and is an agreement in which you agree to use your Alcorn Email address in a proper manner. Until you complete the Appropriate Use Policy and submit it to CITS via scan & email (to helpdesk@alcorn.edu) or fax (601-877-2464), you cannot receive an Alcorn Email account.



Requirement #3
Person Responsible: Department Chair of New Employee

The department chair must take action to make the new employee an “active faculty” member. To do this, the department chair must send an email to the Office of Academic Affairs requesting that the new faculty member be added to the Banner system as "active faculty" along with the year and semester that he or she begins teaching with Alcorn State University. The department must also request the new faculty member be given the appropriate Faculty Category (Professor, Adjunct Prof., Assistant Prof., Asst. Adjunct Prof., etc.).



Requirement #4
Person Responsible: Department Chair of New Employee

The department chair must take action to assign the new faculty member as an instructor in one or more courses in the Banner system. The department chair must send a written communication to the Registrar’s Office to request the new employee be assigned as the instructor for one or more courses in the Banner system.



Please note that it is the responsibility of both the department chair and new employee to communicate with one another to ensure that all of the above requirements have been met in order to have CITS’s automated system successfully generate a Blackboard account for the new employee.

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