is a web-based course management system (which means that you can access
it on any computer with Internet access) that provides a private learning
environment for online teaching and learning. Instructors are able to
put their course syllabus, lectures, assignments, presentations and
more in Blackboard. Students are able to connect to the online classroom
anytime and anywhere with an Internet connection, and typically no additional
software is necessary.
Is my computer
compatible with Blackboard? (hardware, software, and browser requirements)
this page to view computer requirements and software needs for use
How do I find my operating system?
Windows: Right-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
Select Properties from the pop-up menu. In the
window, on the General tab, look for System information.
Mac: Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner. Select
About This Mac.
How do I find my browser type?
PC/Windows: Click on Help, then About.
Mac: Click on the browser name in the upper left corner. Select
How do I enable Java within my web
browser so I can access Chat and the Virtual Classroom?
Enabling Java in Firefox:
Start the Firefox browser or restart it
if it is already running.
Select Tools > Options.
Go to the Content tab.
Note: If this does not work, you will need to upgrade your
browser to a newer version of Firefox.
Where do I find a student manual or instructions
on how to use Blackboard?
Once you have logged in to your Blackboard course, select
Tools and click on the manual icon. You can also review our
to Use Blackboard section to get step by step instructions on all