Blackboard 9.1 Course Shell Request Form

Please fill out this form for all supplemental or developmental course shells. Please direct any questions to onlinelearning@usm.edu.

Course Information

Fields labeled with an asterisk (*) are required. The request will not be processed if any of these fields are left blank.


NOTE: Please allow 7-10 days for your developmental shell to be created. Thank you!





Yes No Not Sure

(i.e. if you answer "no" to the question above, your request will be considered a COURSE SUPPLEMENT request. If you answer "yes," your course will be considered a FULLY ONLINE course. If you have questions or concerns about this, please elaborate in the comment box at the end of this form).

Instructor/Designer Information





Yes No Not Sure

If you answered "no" to the previous question, please state your plans to learn the basics of Blackboard 9.1 (i.e. "I plan to attend a workshop in the near future," or "I plan to use the online resources," etc.)

NOTE: The Learning Enhancement Center provides both in-person workshops and online reference resources. We will provide you with a list of these important links in an email you will receive after submitting this form. 

*Although you will need to ask your department secretary to add your TA's to SOAR, if you are using a TA in this course, please list the TA's name and employee number below.