Add a Student Auditor

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Instructors may wish to add a STUDENT AUDITOR to their Blackboard course. Blackboard allows you to select from a number of role types (e.g. Student, Teaching Assistant, Grader, Course Builder and Guest) each with different levels of access. 

To Add an Auditor:

  1. Go to Control Panel. Click on Course Tools.
  2. Select UT Manage Users.
  3. Enter the UTORid for the Student Auditor and click Go. (NB: The UTORid should be obtained from the individual.)
  4. Each individual you add to your course will need an identified Role. From the Add Role drop down menu, choose Student. Click Add and then click OK.

Important Considerations

  • When an Instructor or Course Staff adds a STUDENT AUDITOR using this tool, the student will have the same access as that of a student added through ROSI.
  • For information on adding individuals without UTORids, please see: and
  • Students must enroll in courses through ROSI (the official student record system) in order to receive academic credit. Students enrolled in your course through ROSI will appear on your class list in Blackboard. This tool must not be used to manually add students who have registered, or will be registering, in your course through ROSI. Student information in Blackboard is updated once every business day.
  • This tool can be used to add individuals who are not officially enrolled in the course through ROSI (e.g. auditors, students writing deferred exams). Students must understand that being manually enrolled in Blackboard is not equivalent to being enrolled in the course.

Please see the Add a Teaching Assistant (or other course staff) tip sheet for information on other Blackboard roles and directions for adding them to your course.