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Adding a Course Cartridge to Blackboard



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  • 1. Adding a Course Cartridge
  • 2. Click Control Panel
  • 3. Click Import Course Cartridge
  • 4. Click Course Cartridge Catalog
  • 5. Click Cartridge Catalog
  • 6. Search by Discipline, Title, Author, Publisher, or ISBN to locate the correct textbook. Search for the textbook
  • 7. Results appear at the bottom of the screen. Click on a blue link for more information.
  • 8. A new window will appear with information about the cartridge, including how to obtain a key to upload the cartridge in Blackboard Contact Information
  • 9. Using the contact information provided through  the textbook link, obtain the cartridge key. Type the key into the text box.  Click Submit
  • 10. A confirmation message will appear and the  cartridge contents will be present in the course.
  • 11. Some ISBNs may need to be converted using an online converter. If an ISBN is searched a message may appear asking for an ISBN conversion. Click the link to access an easy to use online ISBN converter ISBN Click ISBN Converter Converter message
  • 12. After clicking the link to convert the ISBN number a new web page will open. Type ISBN into the correct box (10 or 13 digits) and click submit for the conversion
  • 13. Copy one of the ISBN numbers Select one of the ISBN numbers and copy it (either right mouse button click it or use ctrl-c to copy the number)
  • 14. With the updated ISBN number, go back to the “Search Cartridge Catalog” web page. Paste the ISBN number and click Search
  • 15. Instructors can download a course cartridge zip  file directly from the publishers website . Once the file is downloaded, instructors can click  on the “Control Panel” inside Blackboard and then click “Import Package” to upload the course cartridge. For more information contact Lisa Hawkins at