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Academic Technology Launchpad: Blackboard

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

What is Blackboard?

  • MATC's online Learning Management System
  • Used with many, but not all, courses
  • May include syllabus, assignments, discussions, quizzes, links and more
  • Tip: You probably won't see your course listed in Blackboard until the start date

Getting Started with Blackboard

1. Create / Activate your Student Account

You can login to Blackboard with your college username or email address and password usually within about 10 minutes after creating your account. Sometimes it takes an overnight process.

2. Check your Computer and Browser

3. Login to Blackboard

You'll find links to Blackboard on the MATC Current Students page and at the top of Library web pages  

4. Log out

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Log off the computer completely. Log out of Blackboard or other applications especially when using a shared computer.  

Getting started with a practice course

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Note: This is not the prerequisite Orientation to Online & Accelerated Learning Digital Measures Course required before enrolling into online courses.
If you would like access to a practice course - that may help you get started using Blackboard, either:
  • OR Self-enroll: Log into Blackboard. Use the Course Catalog module on your myBlackboard page. Search for a course titled Student Blackboard Orientation and you'll be able to self-enroll and explore.