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Academic Technology Launchpad: Blackboard

Student Technology Help Desk

Getting Started with Blackboard

Blackboard logoBlackboard is Madison College's course management system. Your online, online live and hybrid courses will likely use Blackboard. Face-to-face courses might also include content on Blackboard.

Course organization is left up to the instructor so each course may look a little different in Blackboard. Depending on the course, your instructor may include:

It is helpful to familiarize yourself with the set up of your courses in Blackboard. Click through the links within the course menu on the left and read the syllabus. We suggest saving the syllabus as well, for easy access and offline viewing.

Getting Started with Blackboard - FAQs

New Blackboard Navigation Menu!

undefinedBlackboard Ultra Base Navigation is HERE! 

What is Ultra Base Navigation? 
A modern, intuitive navigation menu available in Blackboard. It includes links to new pages such as the Activity Stream, Calendar, Messages, etc. that provide quick access to the most critical information consolidated from all your courses. Don't worry though, your courses have not changed. Only the navigation menu. Login to Blackboard to look around or click here to see what the new navigation menu looks like. 



Getting started with a practice course

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If you would like access to a practice course - that may help you get started using Blackboard, send an email request to Student Technology Help. Include your name and username and mention that you would like to be added to the Library's Blackboard practice course. 

Blackboard and Network Updates

Blackboard Downtime - 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. CST every weekday.  Do not use Blackboard during this maintenance window.