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Blackboard Learn Original for Students and Staff

Below is an overview of Blackboard Learn Original for Students.


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 students and staff who are enrolled in face-to-face, and online courses. The resources included help to guide students in navigating, interacting, submitting work, and taking tests in their Blackboard Learn Original courses.

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Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

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.
  • Log into Blackboard Learn and check to make sure all of your courses are listed and available for you to enter. 
  • Review the course syllabus and textbook requirements before or on the first day of class.
  • If you have questions, ask your instructor, and/or check out the Blackboard Learn Orginal FAQs (below) 

Best Practices

Best practices for students to be successful in their coursework include:
  • check into your Blackboard Learn Original courses frequently to stay on top of things
  • talk with your instructors with any questions
  • organize your work and create timelines

Learn More/How To's


Use Cases

  • Distribute course materials in a variety of formats and is available anytime a student logs into the system.
  • Provide information on and access to activities, assessments, and interactions.
  • Instructors communicate with students through the Blackboard Learn LMS by posting announcements, creating discussion forums, and providing timely feedback on progress.
  • Students use the same communication tools to connect with their class peers and instructor.

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, student, students, lms, staff, blackboard learn original, learn original   Doc ID115474
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Created2022-01-04 12:06:23Updated2024-05-17 11:53:12
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