Blackboard Resources - Students

What is Blackboard?

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 other students, and and supports various media types for creating engaging content. Students can access their course via Bb Mobile on Islander Mobile app.

bb_mobileBlackboard can also be used for:

  • Accessing the syllabus, course content, and grades through interactive grade center called "My Grades".
  • Submitting assignments and viewing instructor feedback.
  • Engaging in discussions, blogs, wikis, and other interactive tools as directed by the instructor.
  • Viewing 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 Island ID and password. Need help? Call 361-825-2692.

How to use Blackboard?

- Free Student Orientations workshops are offered periodically
- Contact the Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies for more information.
- Student Guides and Tutorials can be found at:

Blackboard Technical Requirements

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

  • NOTE: Your computer may operate fine without preparation; however, the following is provided for optimal performance.

Technical Help - If you are having difficulties contact the IT Help Desk at 361-825-2692 or submit a request via email

Blackboard Mobile App - "Blackboard " - can be downloaded for free. Sign in with the university credentials.


Navigating Blackboard Learn

Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies   
(O) 361-825-2122   (F) 361-825-3666   email: 
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5779, Corpus Christi, TX, 78412-5779