Topics in this article include:

How do I add a faculty member (TA, mentor, etc.) to my course?

How do I add/remove items from my course menu?

How do I upload my syllabus?

How do I set date/time restrictions in my content?

One of my students needs to have content released earlier than the other students. How can I set up multiple release dates?

How do I copy my course?

I got an email saying that my course is going to be disabled. What do I do?

How and where do I enter grades?

Students submitted assignments - where do I find them and how do I grade them?

My student attached the wrong document to an assignment and can't resubmit. What do I do?

How do I grade offline or export the Grade Center as a spreadsheet?

How do I use the myLesley email tool?

How can I view the course as a student?

How do I view my students' individual blog/journal entries?




How do I add a faculty member (TA, mentor, etc.) to my course?

To add a TA, special guest, or mentor to your course, fill out the appropriate myLesley Access form: 

For more information, see Getting Access to myLesley Courses


How do I add/remove items from my course menu?

Your course menu is fully customizable.To edit the course menu first make sure you have Edit Mode turned on (found at the top right of your course page). In the course menu, click on the chevron next to an item to open the edit menu allowing you to hide/unhide, rename, and delete items. Add new menu items by clicking on the plus icon at the top of the menu or move menu items by dragging and dropping. For more information, see Modifying Your myLesley Course Menu.


How do I upload my syllabus?

The easiest place to upload your syllabus in myLesley is to upload the file directly in the Syllabus area of your course. Click on the Syllabus link in your course menu (if you do not yet have a Syllabus link, see Adding Content to Your myLesley Course for instructions). At the top of the page, select Build Content, then select File. Give your file a name and select Browse my Computer to upload a file. Locate and select your file to attach it. Click Submit to save your changes. For more information and detailed instructions, see Uploading a Syllabus.


How do I set date/time restrictions on my content?

To edit a course item’s release date, click the chevron to edit that item. Scroll to the Select Date and Time Restrictions section. Select a date and time of day to release your content. When you’re finished click the Submit button. For more information and detailed instructions, read Managing Release Dates (Setting Date/Time Restrictions).


One of my students needs to have content released earlier than the other students. How can I set up multiple release dates?

In some instances you may need to modify your course module release dates in order to accommodate a student or group of students. To do so, you will need to use the Adaptive Release tool to create one rule to release the content for the one student and then create a second rule for the rest of the students. This way the content will be released once for the first student and a second time for the rest of the students. See Using Adaptive Release to Set Multiple Release Dates for Content for more information and detailed instructions.


How do I copy my course?

If you need to copy the content of a previous course into your upcoming course on myLesley, we recommend using the Course Copy function. Select the Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course option to make an exact copy of your previous course. 

Note: Do not copy Enrollments. This will enroll your previous students in the new course. 


 See Copying myLesley Courses for more detailed instructions. If you wish, request eLIS to process the course copy via our Course Copy Request Form


I got an email saying that my course is going to be disabled. What do I do?

As part of the course lifecycle policy, courses are disabled in myLesley after a certain time period. Undergraduate and Master's level courses are disabled 2 years from the course end date. Doctoral level courses are disabled 5 years after the course end date.


Once your course has ended, we recommend archiving your course, archiving student work, archiving any Collaborate recordings, and backing up your content to a cloud-based service such as OneDrive on Office 365.


For more information, see End of Semester Course Cleanup.


How and where do I enter grades?

Grades can be entered into the Grade Center. In your course’s Control Panel click on the Grade Center item to access the Grade Center page. For more information on the Grade Center, visit myLesley Grade Center and Grading


Please note that all grades entered into the Grade Center remain in your course – they are not automatically submitted to LOIS. To submit grades into the university system you will need to enter them manually though LOIS


Please note that all final term/semester grades must be entered in LOIS. For information on using LOIS, please see Lois How-To for Faculty. Issues with LOIS should be sent to the Registrar's Office


Students submitted assignments – where do I find them and how do I grade them?

Assignments submitted by students are available for review via the Grade Center. See Grading myLesley Assignments  or watch the Blackboard Inline Grading for Assignments tutorial video for more information and detailed instructions.


My student attached the wrong document to an assignment and can't re-submit. What do I do?

By default, Assignments are set to only allow one attempt per student. If your student accidentally attaches the wrong document or experiences an error while uploading, you may need to clear the student's attempt or allow the student to submit an additional attempt. For more information and detailed instructions, see Clearing a Student's Assignment Attempt or Allowing an Additional Assignment Attempt.


How do I grade offline or export the Grade Center as a spreadsheet?

In your course’s Control Panel click on the Full Grade Center item. Then click on the Work Offline drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the Grade Center and select Download. You will be prompted to select what data you want to download and what file format. To learn more, see Working Offline With the Grade Center or watch the How to Download and Upload Grades from the Grade Center tutorial video.


How do I use the myLesley email tool?

myLesley’s built-in email tool can be used to send messages to all your course participants (students, TAs, etc), course groups, or select individuals. Access your course’s email tool by clicking on the Tools item in the course menu and clicking on Send Email on the following page. On the next page, choose which type of email you want to send, select your recipients and type in your message. You can add an attachment, also, if needed. To send the message click the Submit button. A copy of the original message is automatically sent to the sender. For more information and detailed instructions, see Send Email or watch the How to Send an Email in Blackboard Learn tutorial video.


How can I view the course as a student?

Instructors may use the Student Preview Mode to view their course as a student. Student Preview will allow the instructor to experience the course exactly the same as a student, including the ability to submit assignments, take tests, create blog and discussion posts, view My Grades, etc. For more information and detailed instructions, see myLesley Student Preview Mode or watch the Student Preview tutorial video.


How do I view my students' individual blog/journal entries?

By default, when you navigate to a blog/journal you will only see your content. To locate your students' blogs locate the Blog Details area on the right side of the blog page and click the chevron under your name to expand the selection. You should then see a list of all of the students' blogs/journals. For more information and detailed instructions, see Viewing Students' Individual Blogs.



Can I set up an appointment to meet with someone?

Please contact us at elis@lesley.edu to set up an appointment. We are happy to meet with you in person, on the phone, or online. You may also stop by our office during office hours - no appointment needed. Monday and Thursday 2-4 PM. U-Hall 3-048.