Blackboard Course Management


Blackboard is a course management system that enables instructors to interact with course materials online. Instructors can post syllabi, assignments, and assessments and also use built-in communication tools, such as the Discussion Board, to promote active learning in their courses. Student grades can be recorded in the Grade Center.

Web tools, such as blogs, wikis, and journals, can be integrated into courses to provide asynchronous answer-response forums and information repositories, creating a platform for student reflection and collaboration.

Additionally, through Blackboard Collaborate, instructors and students can convene in a real-time virtual class session, communicating through text chat, audio, and video. Faculty members also have the ability to present a PowerPoint, lead a web tour, and conduct a poll. 

Staff members of the Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) are available to assist instructors and provide further information about these services and tools in Gelman Library, Room B05A. Additionally, ITL offers faculty workshops to introduce instructors to a variety of Blackboard features, such as the Grade Center, SafeAssign, and Blackboard Collaborate.

Student Blackboard support is available through the Division of Information Technology.