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SacCT: Steps to Get Started

Instructors can use our campus learning management system, SacCT (Blackboard), to post materials, deliver assessments and share resources with students for courses they are teaching. Before instructors can access SacCT to setup a course(s), they must complete several steps.

Please review and complete the steps listed in the sections below, based on whether you are a new faculty member or an existing faculty member.

I'm a New Faculty Member

If you are a new faculty member teaching a course for the first time at Sac State, complete the steps below:

  1. Check if your 9-digit Employee ID# is on file with your department office. Find your department contact information.
  1. Create a SacLink account at https://mysaclink.csus.edu/.  You will use your SacLink account to login to:
    1. My Sac State - where you can view your class schedule, course roster and SacLink email.
    2. SacCT Self Service - webpage where you create your SacCT course(s) and enroll students from your official course roster.
    3. SacCT (Blackboard) - our campus learning management system.

For assistance creating your SacLink account contact the IRT Service Desk at 916-278-7337 or review the SacLink Accounts FAQ.

  1. Wait 24 hours for your newly created SacLink Account to be ready for use.
  1. Verify that your official course list appears in your Faculty Center. Login to My Sac State at https://my.csus.edu and locate the “Faculty Center” box (near center of page) and click the Faculty Center link. The “My Schedule” page displays a list of your courses. Contact your department if your courses are not listed.
  1. Create your SacCT courses using SacCT Self Service at http://selfservice.csus.edu/. In Self Service, you can:
    1. Activate/create your SacCT courses for the new term.
    2. Enroll Students - we recommend that you wait to enroll students until you have added content in your course (i.e. at minimum a syllabus and course schedule).

Please refer to the Self Service Tutorial for additional information on how to add content and enroll students after you create your course(s).

  1. Access your SacCT courses at https://sacct.csus.edu/. After logging in with your SacLink account, locate the “My Courses” box and click the course name link to open your course. If your newly created courses do not display in SacCT and you have already completed the steps above, please contact ATCS at 916-278-3370.
  1. Add Content to your SacCT courses. Refer to the SacCT Basics: Activate Course and Add Content handout for information on how to edit your course and add basic content.
  1. Enroll Students into courses using SacCT Self Service at http://selfservice.csus.edu/. After you complete the enrollment section in Self Service, your students will be added into their respective SacCT courses within a couple of hours (allow at least two hours).

To see a list of students enrolled in your SacCT course(s), check the “Users” page of your course. From the Control Panel menu on lower-left, select Users and Groups, then click Users.

I'm an Existing Faculty Member

If you are an existing faculty member follow the steps below to prepare your courses for the new term:

  1. Create your SacCT courses using SacCT Self Service at http://selfservice.csus.edu/. In Self Service, you can:
    1. Activate/create your SacCT courses for the new term.
    2. Enroll Students - we recommend that you wait to enroll students until you have added content in your course (i.e. at minimum a syllabus and course schedule).

Please refer to the Self Service Tutorial for additional information on how to add content and enroll students after you create your course(s).

  1. Access your SacCT courses at https://sacct.csus.edu/. After logging in with your SacLink account, locate the “My Courses” box and click the course name link to open your course and begin adding content.
  1. Add or Copy Content to your SacCT courses for the new term. If you need to copy content from a previous semester follow these basic steps:
    1. Open the old course that contains the content you want to copy (i.e. previous semester course).
    2. From the Control Panel menu on lower-left, select Packages and Utilities and then Course Copy.  
    3. Click the Browse button and select the new course you want to copy content into (i.e. current term course). Click Submit in the lower right corner on the pop-up window.
    4. From the Select Course Materials area, click the Select All button
      1. Uncheck Announcements.
      2. Under Discussion Board select “Include only the forums, with no starter posts.”
    5. Click Submit.

Refer to Copying Course Content section of the SacCT Self Service Tutorial for additional details.

  1. Enroll Students into courses using SacCT Self Service at http://selfservice.csus.edu/. After you complete the enrollment section in Self Service, your students will be added into their respective SacCT courses within a couple of hours (allow at least two hours).

To see a list of students enrolled in your SacCT course(s), check the “Users” page of your course. From the Control Panel menu on lower-left, select Users and Groups, then click Users.

Resources

The following are several key resources to help you get started with your SacCT courses.