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Blackboard 101

Are you ready to start a class? This series of tutorials is intended to introduce students to the basics of using Blackboard effectively.

Being able to access course materials, submit assignments, take exams, and collaborate with other students are essential skills for your learning in a Blackboard course. Be familiar with the basic navigation to kick start your learning!

Important

1. Use updated Firefox or Chrome browsers to avoid issues

Download Firefox and Chrome browsers

Recommended browsersDo-not-use browsers

2. Blackboard Mobile App is useful for receiving notifications and quickly checking the course content. However, some of the tools (i.e. Wikis, Blogs, Surveys) are not supported. You will be able to complete these activities on the browser version of Blackboard.

Download Blackboard Mobile App on your mobile device. Google Play | Apple Store | Blackboard App Help Page

3. Some classes require access to the publisher content such as Cengage, Pearson, and/or McGraw Hill. Please contact each publisher's technical support for troubleshooting.

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 Log into Blackboard
 

Information about your My Courses list
Locate and Download your Syllabus
 

Submit Assignments - use appropriate file type (Pages, Open Office, Google Doc are not accepted)

 



Check if your assignment was submitted
View Feedback on your Submitted Assignments

 



 View Rubrics and Rubric Feedback on your Assignments
 

 Use Discussion Boards
Create Dynamic Discussion Posts
 

 Work in Groups
Create Wiki Pages
 

 Take Tests and Surveys
Email your Instructors in Blackboard
 

 Scan a Document

 



View Alternative Formats for content items
Course Evaluations FAQs
Use ReadSpeaker in Blackboard
 

Blackboard Mobile App
 

View Feedback in the Blackboard Mobile App
 

Locate the Blackboard Course Menu in a Mobile Browser

(Please use Google Chrome or Firefox): 

  1. After navigating to Blackboard using the COCC student login page, scroll down to the My Courses area and click into your course
  2. If the Readspeaker button (square button with a play symbol) is covering the course menu button, click the Readspeaker button
    click readspeaker reveal course menu button
  3. Click the Course Menu button (circle button with arrow symbol)
    open course menu button
  4. This will reveal all of the course menu links that your instructor has made for your navigation
    course menu view


Locate the Blackboard Course Menu in the Blackboard Mobile App
  1. After opening the Blackboard App, click the 3 lines menu in the top left corneractivity steam open menu
  2. Click Courses
  3. Click into your course from the list of courses
  4. Click Course Content
    course content open button
  5. This page shows you all of the course menu links that your instructor has made for your navigation


All these videos - and lots more! - are available on our eLearning YouTube channel. Check out our playlist of student videos:

 

 Read all of the content on each page to learn more about Blackboard. Click the < , >, Next and Previous buttons to navigate through the Softchalk lesson. To view the videos in full screen, right click on the video pane and select Full Screen. Click the Menu button Menu button to view the table of contents.

 Want to take 100% online classes? Check out this page for more info on the required Online Orientation.

Support Resources

Explore the Blackboard resources below for after-hours support or self-help:

Blackboard's Student Support Page

Blackboard's YouTube Videos

 

 Contact

If you need further assistance, please email elearning@cocc.edu or call: 541-383-7785