U of S Course Tools
U of S Course Tools (Blackboard) provides you with an online work space space for your courses. Its tools can help you distribute course material, communicate with participants, manage student evaluation, facilitate group projects, and more.
U of S Course Tools Login
You can access U of S Course Tools (Blackboard) directly, or from PAWS.
- Log in to U of S Course Tools (Blackboard)
- Access U of S Course Tools (Blackboard) from PAWS
Log into PAWS and select Course Tools from the left menu.
Note: Course information is loaded into U of S Course Tools approximately one month before the start of each term. Enrolment changes are updated automatically based on the student registration system.
U of S Course Tools Help
For general assistance and information on training, updates, policies and more, visit U of S Course Tools Help.
If you require additional assistance, contact the ICT Help Desk.
- U of S Course Tools Help
- Building Course Content
- How to Copy a Development Course to a Live Course
- How to Roll a Course Forward from Term to Term
- Copying a Development /Test Course into a Live Course (PDF)
- Distributing Grades with U of S Course Tools
- Preview Your Course as a Student
- Working with Pools, Tests & Questions
For information about U of S Course Tools training courses, visit Training - Course Tools.
For general support with U of S Course Tools, please see Course Tools Help.
If you require additional assistance, please contact the ICT Help Desk.
Request a Development Course
A development course is a location where you can build your course. Once you have it ready and wish to use it to teach, you can copy its content to the “live” course. Request a development course.
Request a Test Course
A test course is a a practice area where you can experiment with and learn about U of S Course Tools (Blackboard). We recommend that all instructors and course developers have a test course to learn about and practice using U of S Course Tools (Blackboard). Request a test course.
Course Development Support
If you would like assistance while you are developing your course, the following groups can provide support in the areas of instructional design and educational technology:
- The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE) (For instructional design support)
- ICT Training Services (For educational technology support)
- U of S Instructors, staff, students
- NSID login (login not required by visitors or for public areas)