We are attempting to create a pilot for a self enroll organization that students can enroll in.
Does anyone have experience with this?
We have one organization right now that is using the self-enrollment functionality. So far it seems to work OK - the main thing I don't care for is the method of enrollment with searching for the organization, etc. It's just not very clear and if someone isn't provided explicit instructions they would probably never figure it out.
I am finding the same thing as I try to create the self-enroll options. How will students know that they can search for it? Do you use the access code?
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We use the access code. "How will they know" is the big problem with self-enrollment (in my opinion). The option is so hidden away there is no way that they would know or be able to figure it out. Right now, the organization that is using it provides some step by step instructions that we wrote for them to interested students. It's definitely not something an interested student would just stumble upon.
I have seen some institutions copy and paste the self enrollment links into modules to promote them and use Institution Roles to ensure the "right" users see them.
I've created a few self-enroll organizations. I guess it would depend on what your organization is for but we've posted directions on how to enroll if they are interested in it. They wouldn't stumble upon it. Do you want them to see it listed and then they can decide if they want to join?
Our Dean's Office used it to advertise scholarships and students self-enrolled to learn more and submit their applications. As they advertised the scholarships, a link to the directions was included.
I have a Blackboard Specialization Certificate org too. Once again, I include the directions along with my description of the org.
I have student life offices that are going to utilize the same method.
The directions explicitly state the key words to search for.
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