Blackboard Resources for Instructors

What is Blackboard?Blackboard logo

Blackboard is a web-based learning management system (LMS) designed to support fully online courses or provide a space for face-to-face course supplementation.  Blackboard provides many types of tools and features for enriching the learning experience.

How does it work?

Blackboard provides a space for each course taught each semester.  Student enrollments and faculty assignments are handled automatically by the system.  A fully functional course space, called a “shell,” provides tools for displaying content, interacting with students, and assessing students’ work and supports various media types for creating engaging content. Blackboard can be used for:

  • Uploading the syllabus and maintaining confidential students grades  through interactive grade center
  • Providing space for digital assignment submission and instructor feedback
  • Engaging students and instructors in discussions, blogs, wikis, and other interactive tools
  • Adding audio and video content

How to login to Blackboard?

- Access Bb at 
- Login through the Central Authentication Service (CAS) to have access to Blackboard and other services available.
- Use your active directory username and password (like Outlook).

How to use Blackboard?

Blackboard Technical Requirements: To ensure your computer runs properly in Blackboard on either PC or MAC, take the following steps for preparation: Prepare Your Computer for Blackboard.

  • NOTE:  Your computer may operate fine without preparation; however, the steps will ensure optimal performance.
  • Technical Help - If you are having difficulties contact the Helpdesk at (361) 825-2692 or submit a ticket via email to

Online Resources

Bb Resources and Tutorials

Pre-Semester Tutorials:

Other Blackboard Tutorials and Resources

IT Help Desk:

Having Problems?
New Request or Changes?
Call:361-825-2692 (Local)
866-353-2491 (Toll Free)

If you need help using any of the Blackboard resources - 

please, contact Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies,
 phone 361-825-2122, fax 361-825-3666, or