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Blackboard Learn for Students and Staff
Blackboard is a learning management system and is an online resource for students 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 courses. The resources are grouped together in categories listed in the Learn More/How To's section below.
- Set up your Blackboard Profile and Notifications to best meet your needs and keep you informed and up-to-date on course information.
- Log into Blackboard and check to make sure all of your courses are listed and available for you to enter.
- Review course syllabi and textbook requirements before or on the first day of class.
- If you have questions, ask your instructor, and/or check out the Blackboard FAQs (below)
Best practices for students to be successful in their coursework include:
- check into your Blackboard courses frequently to stay on top of things
- talk with your instructors with any questions
- organize your work and create timelines
To ensure security, always log out of Blackboard when your work is completed.
Learn More/How To's
More information is available in the categories listed below.
- Blackboard for Students - Accessibility and Ally
- Blackboard for Students - Add and Format Content
- Blackboard for Students - Assignments
- Blackboard Mobile Application
- Blackboard for Students - Content in Your Course
- Blackboard for Students - Interact with Others in Your Courses
- Blackboard for Students - My Grades
- Blackboard for Students - Navigation
- Blackboard for Students - Stay in the Loop
- Blackboard for Students - Tests and Surveys
The Blackboard LMS is used to distribute course materials in a variety of formats and is available anytime a student logs into the system. It also provides information on and access to activities, assessments, and interactions. Instructors communicate with students through the 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. Works that is conducted in the LMS is stored and compiled, providing learner analysis data supporting student learning.
- Blackboard references the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 AA) when assessing Blackboard content.
- Blackboard Ally is integrated into Blackboard providing accessibility guidance to instructors and Alternative Formats for students.