Blackboard learn is our current learning management system. It will be replaced by D2L: Brightspace.
Blackboard Learn works best with the Chrome or Firefox browsers on your computer. It is not compatible with Internet Explorer, Edge or Safari. Use the browser checker to see whether Blackboard Learn is supported on your device.
Using Blackboard Learn? Check out the following introductory resources:
How to Check Your Grades
Submitting Assignments and Viewing Grades
Assignments may be used to submit homework assignments or large projects. Learn how to submit an assignment and view your assigned grade along with instructor feedback.
- Assignments overview (Video)
- Submit an assignment (Video)
- Check assignment grades (Video)
- How to Check Assignment Grades and View Instructor Feedback (PDF)
The discussion board may be used to ask course-related questions or to collaborate with your peers.
- How to use Blackboard Discussions (Video)
- Learn how to embed tables, images, and video (Kaltura Media) into your discussion post (Video)
- How to Create a Discussion Thread (PDF)
Exams and Quizzes
Learn how to take a test or quiz as well as review submission found in Blackboard Learn.
- How to take an online test or quiz (Video)
- How to Review an Exam or Quiz Submission in Blackboard (PDF)
Learn how to work in student groups within Blackboard Learn.
Before Your First Day
1. Schedule a ‘Meet and Greet’ with the AV staff to learn how to use the technology in your classroom by contacting the Customer Service Center.
2. If you have any software requests in your classroom, contact the Customer Service Center the week before classes start.
3. Download your class roster by going to myPNW, click the Faculty/Advisor tab, under Faculty/Advisor Resources click the first option, Summary Class List (Roster).
Add Grade Center Columns
Add a grade center column into the full grade center to provide students instant access to grades.
Add a Teaching Assistant, Supplemental Instructor or other Instructor to Course
You may need to provide a Supplemental Instructor (SI), Teaching Assistant (TA), or another instructor access to your course.
Make your course available one to two weeks prior to the first day of class to provide students adequate time to review the syllabus and order their textbooks.
Don’t waste valuable time each semester re-uploading lectures notes, remaking quizzes, discussion forums, etc. Instead, copy materials from a previous course into an existing course.
A Course Merge combines students from two or more courses. This benefits instructors who teach multiple sections/courses which uses the same course content.
Download Grade Book
Learn how to download the grade center and open in an excel spreadsheet. You may keep track of grades offline and upload them at a later time. Or you may create an attendance sheet which can be used during your face-to-face classes.
Grade Submit Tool
The Grade Submit Tool allows instructors to directly transfer Final Grades for students from Blackboard Learn into Purdue’s student information system, Banner.
With a master course, you can build modules, experiment with course design, and optimize navigation. Your master course may be copied into existing courses.