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Understanding Blackboard

What is Blackboard Learn?

Blackboard Learn is the university's course management system and the hub of activity within the Canopy eLearning Ecosystem. From its homepage, Blackboard provides easy access to tools like CourseEval, Box, WebEx, Office365 and CampusLink.

Once logged in, Blackboard Learn connects you to your courses: Stay in the loop with Announcements, track due dates with the active Calendar, check your grades, review instructor feedback and communicate directly with teachers and classmates or schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor. Find rich course content like syllabi, documents, lecture recordings, video clips and web links. Blackboard Learn even allows you to upload your assignments, complete a test, contribute to a blog, wiki or journal posting and participate in class discussion boards from a web browser or a compatible mobile device.

What's the Difference Between Canopy and Blackboard?

While Blackboard Learn is an important part of Canopy, the eLearning ecosystem is a much larger network that includes other products, resources and services.

How do I get to Blackboard?

Navigate to the Canopy portal page by typing https://canopy.uc.edu into your browser's address bar or by selecting the Canopy & Blackboard link from the UC Tools menu.

Blackboard Learn on the Go

Stay connected to your courses even when you are on the go with the Blackboard Mobile Learn and the all-new Bb Student app for Android and iOS.

Download Bb Mobile Learn or Bb Student from the Google Play or the App Store, search for the University of Cincinnati and login with your Central Login Service username and password.


First Steps for Students

If you are a new or transfer student, your Blackboard account will be created once you have accepted admission to the University of Cincinnati. If you are a returning student who has not taken classes for a long period of time, then your account will be created 24 to 48 hours after you register for at least one course. After this time, you will then be able to log in to Blackboard using your Central Login Service username and password.1

Login to Blackboard from the Canopy portal page or by selecting Blackboard & Canopy link from the UC Tools menu. Easily find your way back with a bookmark; press CTRL-D or ⌘-D.2

After logging in to Blackboard, click the Personal Information link in the Tools module and then select the Edit Personal Information Link. Verify that your email address is entered into your Blackboard profile. If the email address is incomplete or incorrect, enter your preferred address and press the Submit button. We strongly recommend that you use your university provide student email address.3

The My Courses module lists the courses in which you are currently enrolled. If you have added or dropped a course, it could take up 24 to 48 hours before the change is reflected in Blackboard. Courses marked "(unavailable)" have not yet been made available to students by the instructor. 4

Learn more about Blackboard Learn in the IT@UC Knowledge Base - a library of selfhelp support resources that can be accessed from anywhere, twenty-four hours a day.


Resources

Blackboard Learn Student YouTube Playlist

Video Tutorials for Students - YouTube

Learn how to use the tools in your Blackboard courses. These short on demand video tutorials produced by Blackboard were created just for you, explaining how to be successful in your online learning course environment.

Blackboard's Help Site for Students

Blackboard's Official Help Site for Students

Need help uploading an assignment, viewing your grades or changing your personal information? Blackboard's official help site for students offers articles with ste-by-step instructions for nearly any task.


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Understanding Blackboard

What is Blackboard Learn?

Blackboard Learn is the university's course management system and the hub of activity within the Canopy eLearning Ecosystem. From its homepage, Blackboard provides easy access to tools like CourseEval, Box, WebEx, UC Mail and SharePoint.

Once logged in, Blackboard Learn connects you to your courses: Keep your students informed with Announcements, create anset or change a due dates with the active Calendar, grade student work and provide valuable feedback and communicate directly with your students. Use Blackboard to create and share rich content like syllabi, documents, lecture recordings, video clips and web links. Create assignments, administer a test or engage students with social tools, like blogs, wikis and journals.

 

What's the Difference Between Canopy and Blackboard?

While Blackboard Learn is an important part of Canopy, the eLearning ecosystem is a much larger network that includes other products, resources and services.

How do I get to Blackboard?

Navigate to the Canopy portal page by typing https://canopy.uc.edu into your browser's address bar or by selecting the Canopy & Blackboard link from the UC Tools menu.

Blackboard Learn on the Go

Instructors can stay connected to their students from anywhere using the Blackboard Mobile Learn for Android and iOS.and the all-new Bb Grader app for iPad

Download Bb Mobile Learn and the Bb Grader app for iPad, search for the University of Cincinnati and login with your Central Login Service username and password.


First Steps for Instructors

Faculty and Staff Blackboard account are created on the start date listed in UC Flex. To login to Blackboard, use your Central Login Service username and password.1

Login to Blackboard from the Canopy portal page or by selecting Blackboard & Canopy link from the UC Tools menu. Easily find your way back with a bookmark; press CTRL-D or ⌘-D.2

After logging in to Blackboard, click the Personal Information link in the Tools module and then select the Edit Personal Information Link. Verify that your email address is entered into your Blackboard profile. If the email address is incomplete or incorrect, enter your preferred address and press the Submit button. We strongly recommend that you use your UC mail address.3

The My Courses module lists the courses in which you are currently listed as the Primary Instructor of Record. If you have recently been designated the Primary Instructor of Record, it could take up 24 to 48 hours before the change is reflected in Blackboard. 4

Courses marked "(unavailable)" are not accessible to students. Make the course available by clicking the Customization link in the course Control Panel and then selecting Properties. On the following page, under "Course Availability", change the radio button from No to Yes and click the Submit button. A green banner spanning the page will confirm that the course is now accessible by students.5

Learn more about Blackboard Learn in the IT@UC Knowledge Base - a library of selfhelp support resources that can be accessed from anywhere, twenty-four hours a day.


Resources

Blackboard Learn Instructor YouTube Playlist

Video Tutorials for Instructors - YouTube

Learn how to use the tools in your Blackboard courses. These short on demand video tutorials produced by Blackboard were created just for you, explaining how to be successful in your online learning course environment.

Blackboard's Help Site for Instructors

Blackboard's Official Help Site for Instructors

Need help uploading an assignment, viewing your grades or changing your personal information? Blackboard's official help site for students offers articles with ste-by-step instructions for nearly any task.


Need Help?