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Blackboard Learn Original for Instructors

Below is an overview of Blackboard Learn Original for Instructors.


Blackboard Learn Original is a learning management system used as an online resource for instructors and the entire NDSU and North Dakota University System community. This page is for instructors who teach face-to-face, and online courses. The resources included help to guide instructors in designing, delivering, and teaching their courses using Blackboard Learn Original.

Help, consultation, training

IT Help Desk

Intended Audience

  • Faculty

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


University-funded: no charge.


Log in using North Dakota University System (NDUS) account

Getting Started

  • Set up the Duo Mobile app authentication prior to logging in to Blackboard. Students will be prompted for Duo Authentication each time they sign in to Blackboard. Visit the page - Setting up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) or watch the video - Setting Up your Duo Mobile Account to setup your Duo Mobile app authentication. 
  • Set up your Blackboard Learn Profile and Notifications to best meet your needs and keep you updated on course information.
  • We have compiled tips and basic-to-advanced steps for all novice or expert instructors to build and teach using Blackboard Learn. 

Best Practices

Course design is focused on setting your students up for success and providing a quality learning experience. This means designing learning to give students transparency and clarity about your expectations of their learning, and their performance through assessment. It begins with Backwards Design, considering learning goals first and moving on to aligning assessments and activities with those goals. 

Learn More/How To's


Use Cases

  • Delivering instruction, assessing student learning, facilitating communication, and fostering collaboration

Universal Design/Accessibility

  • Using strategies and guidelines from Universal Design for Learning and ensuring all of the course content is accessible creates a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment. 

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Keywordsservice, Blackboard, instructors, instructor, lms, blackboard learn original, learn original   Doc ID115473
OwnerLori S.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2022-01-04 12:04:56Updated2024-05-17 11:48:19
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