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Blackboard - Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Common questions and answers are listed in this Blackboard Students FAQ article. We continue to update as we find additional questions and answers.

The following is a listing of Blackboard frequently asked questions (FAQs) by students that we have received over the past year. We have included answers and references to knowledge base articles for more information. The questions have been organized into several groupings. Click a link to jump to that section.


  1. Where are my Assignments posted in my course?
    • Instructors can post assignments in different areas in Blackboard. Some create a Content Area specifically named Assignments, while others might put assignments in Course Materials. So, it is important to go through the Course Menu to familiarize yourself with where your instructors have posted materials.
    • Also, it is always a good idea to review the syllabus and ask your instructor any questions.
  2. How to I Submit my Assignment?
    • When you are ready to submit your assignment, click the Assignment link on the course menu or the content area where the assignment was posted. Then follow the instructions on Blackboard's Submit Assignments web page.

Course Menu

  1. Why does my Course Menu look different in every course?
    • Instructors can personalize and set up their course menus differently.
    • They can add and remove different Content Areas specific to their course.
    • It is important that you go through each Content Area on the Course Menu to familiarize yourself with how the course is set up. 

Finding My Courses

  1. I don't see all of my courses in Blackboard that I registered for in Campus Connection. There may be different reasons why you don't see them in Blackboard yet:
    • If it has been less than one business day since you registered for the course in Campus Connection, it may take up to 48 hours to populate into Blackboard courses.
    • The course may not be displayed along with your other Current Courses. Use the Search and/or Filter options available on the Courses page to locate the course.
    • Blackboard - Navigating the Courses Page
  2. If you see the course in Blackboard but it is marked Private, when you click on the course you will see a message that it's not available. The instructor has not made the course available to students yet. Contact the instructor to find out when it will be available.
    • The instructor may not use Blackboard for this course. Contact the instructor to find out how the course materials will be delivered.


  1. What notifications should I have set up in my Blackboard?
    • The Ultra Base Navigation allows you to set up notifications in Blackboard including the Stream notifications, Email, SMS, and Push notification features according to your preferences.
    • For more information, check out this Blackboard page on Notifications.

Old Courses

  1. Can I access courses from my previous semesters?
    • Unfortunately, students will not have access to courses from previous semesters.
    • If you need access to materials from a previous semester, you will have to contact the instructor of the course.


  1. I was kicked out of my exam. What happened?

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Keywords:Common questions and answers are listed in this Blackboard Students FAQ article. We continue to update as we find additional questions and answers.   Doc ID:115457
Owner:Lorna O.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2022-01-03 14:15 CDTUpdated:2023-02-02 13:27 CDT
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