bCourses Tips & Tricks

Here are some of the most frequently support requests or things you may not know about but may find useful the next time you use bCourses.



Things to Remember When Creating Assignments

When creating a new assignment, make sure you add the following information to your new assignment:

Submit Type and then select how you want submissions to be sent (online, for instance)

Due Date so students find the assignment in their calendars

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Customize bCourses Tools

In bCourses, go to Settings > Navigation, locate the tool you want to enable or disable and click on it to activate or deactivate it. Once you’re done, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click Save


Get an immediate email copy of your class announcements

By default, you get one email per day detailing all the announcements you have made during that day. But most faculty prefer to get an immediate copy of their class announcements. Here is how to change your notification settings to get copies of announcements right away.


How to Sign up for an Appointment using Scheduler

In bCourses, go to Calendar > Scheduler, locate the appointment you want to sign up for and click on sign up for this. Find a time slot that works for you and click on Reserve to confirm:

If you don’t see the appointment you’re looking for, make sure it’s active on the right Calendar sidebar.

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