Getting Started with Blackboard Learn (student)

Blackboard Learn Quick Reference for Students

Quick Links: Log in | Adding your Profile Picture | Submitting Assignments | Using the Content Editor | Using Kaltura | Turnitin Grades | Viewing Blackboard Grades | Accessing Zoom | Technical Support  

Logging into Blackboard:

  1. From your browser, enter

  2. From the top menu, click Portal.

  3. From the upper right, click Sign In.

Click Sign In on the right hand corner of the page.

  1. Enter your Username and Password. 

  2. Click Login. 

  3. After authenticating to the Portal, select the Blackboard Learn icon.

Blackboard Learn login Icon found on Chico State portal

Tip: If the portal is down, you can log into Bb Learn by entering directly in your browser.

Adding your Profile Picture to Blackboard Learn 

Students can add a profile picture to Blackboard Learn to create a more personalized look and feel when posting on discussion boards, blogs, etc.
See below for a sample of a Blackboard Learn profile with a custom photo versus a generic icon.

View instructions for adding a profile picture to Blackboard Learn.

Submitting Assignments to Bb Learn

Please view our article for more in-depth information. 

Using the Blackboard Learn Content Editor

content editor with arrows pointing to Expand button shown with three dots and the Add Content button shown with a +

  1. Select … to expand the Content Editor. 
  2. Select + to add multimedia content such as images, Kaltura, and YouTube.

content editor quick reference. the buttons are accessible in blackboard learn

Adding Kaltura Video to an Assignment, Discussion, Blog, or Journal

Please, do NOT add videos to Blackboard as File Attachments. Upload video to Kaltura, Chico State's streaming media server (similar to YouTube) and then bring it into Blackboard.

Turnitin Assignments in Blackboard Learn

Viewing Grades and Instructor Comments in Blackboard Learn 

Accessing Zoom through Blackboard Learn

Some instructors may use the Zoom integration for Blackboard Learn for remote online courses. 

Check out the Accessing your Course Zoom Meeting (Student) quick reference

Contact Support

You can access support from within Blackboard Learn by clicking on the support button located at the top of the page. This allows you to search the Knowledge Base, start an email, or call support.

IT Support Services (ITSS)
Meriam Library Room 142
(530) 898-4357
7:30 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday

Wildcat Computing Support Desk
Meriam Library 2nd Floor
9 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday

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