Blackboard Learn - Knowledge Base (instructor)

Getting Started With Blackboard

What is Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is an application for online teaching, learning, community building, and knowledge sharing. You can use any theory or model for teaching your online course because Blackboard Learn is open, flexible, and centered on student achievement. At Blackboard, we nurture learners and support those who make education possible, from K-12 and higher education to adult learning and workplace training.

As you get started with Blackboard Learn, you'll find that teaching online shares many similarities with teaching in the face-to-face (f2f) classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the links below to get help with various Blackboard processes. The links should open in a new tab. 

Setting up your course



  • Announcements - communicate critical updates to your students.
  • Email - communicate more routine communications to your students.
  • Discussion Board- enable students to have an in-depth conversation around a topic.


Tests and Quizzes


Specific Tools

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