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The Module Manager system is an audited system intended to protect content from unauthorised access. An audit trail of each request is stored. You should use the Module Manager to:

  • Request access to a module.
  • Migrate content between modules.
  • Migrate content between a developement area and a module.
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Request access to a module

A new system has been launched to request access to a module, known as the Module Manager the system should be used to request access to all 2016/17 modules. Only when access has been granted will a module be available within Blackboard. 

Who can request module access?

Members of staff with E codes and Associate members of staff with A codes can make online Module Access requests within the Module Manager.

PhD students (with 'B00' codes) cannot request access to Blackboard modules via the Module Manager. An Instructor (Module Co-ordinator) must e-mail Blackboard Help Desk ( requesting module access on their behalf. The e-mail should quote the module code and correct CRN number and the required level of access e.g. Instructor, Course Builder, Teaching Assistant) - or a description of their role within the module.

What is a Marker?

A Marker assists the Instructor in the creation, management, delivery, and grading of Tests as well as managing the Grade centre.



Module content will be made available to students by Semester teaching start dates, for example if Semester 3 teaching begins Monday 20 July, students will not see content until that date. Please see the wiki page "Changing a section start date" .

Module Access Request process

  1. The Module Manager is available at
  2. The Username is your staff number.
  3. The Password is your Network (Blackboard and Portal) password.
  4. Select the Login button in the top navigation, or on the right hand side of the page. 

  5. Next select the Modules tab and then Access or select the Module Access button
  6. The Module Access page then provides options for requesting access.

  7. Whilst the Academic Year defaults to the current year, you can also select previous academic years if you want access to previous versions of the module.


    Remember that even in one academic year there may be several versions of the same module, each with a different CRN number (for more information, go to: CRN Numbers explained). Make sure you select the correct CRN now as it will make troubleshooting access issues much easier once term starts.

  8. In the Course ID input, add the module code (for instance BMS819).

  9. The page will automatically update to show you the versions of the module available in the academic year you selected.
  10. Select the level of access you require for the module, further information about role types is available at

    . From the drop down box select either:
    1. Instructor.
    2. Course Builder.
    3. Marker. 
  11. Finally select the Submit button.
  12. The system will then confirm that your request has been submitted for approval.

    Reset after each request

    After each successful request, select the Reset button before making a new request.

  13. You will receive an automated e-mail when access has been approved.

    Typically it will take up to 15 minutes for a module to appear in your Blackboard Course list, however some Schools and Faculties enforce an additional human verification process which can delay access.

Migrating content between modules

When developing or updating content it may be necessary to migrate content between modules or development areas. Prior to migrating content, you must request access to the module via the Module Manager.

Content Migration process

You must have either Instructor or Course Builder access to both the destination and source module/area involved in the content migration (source is where the content resides that you wish to overwrite in the destination area).

  1. Select Content from the Modules tab within the Module Manager
  2. This defaults to the current Destination academic portolio of modules you are enrolled in.

  3. Select the radio button beside the Destination module whose content you want to overwrite.
  4. Below, select the radio button beside the appropriate Source section ( 2016-17, , , , )

  5. Select the radio button beside the relevant Source module, Dev Area
  6. Select Submit, you then receive a summary confirmation

  7. Select Confirm to action the content migration or Cancel if you have made the wrong selection.

Request a Programme Support Area (PSA)

The Programme Support Area (psa) interface is temporarily unavailable while we refresh the process for requesting a psa.

Please note: Programme Support Areas continue from year-to-year and do not need to be recreated for each new academic year.

The Office for Digital Learning is currently managing psa requests directly. If you need a psa for a new programme, or if you need to add/change instructors or student cohorts, please email Blackboard Helpdesk (