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NOTE: This site is provided as a resource for faculty/courses participating in the spring 2012 Blackboard Learn pilot.  Planning for expanded use of this tool is underway and information about the next phase will be provided later in the semester.


NEW RESOURCES - September 2012:

NEW RESOURCES - August 2012:


Table of Contents:

Blackboard Learn On Demand Tutorials

This is the same content you will find at Blackboard's On Demand website, but organized on a single page, by category, to make searching easier. All tutorials refer to Blackboard Learn version 9.1, but because the product is very customizable, your system may look different from the examples. Video tutorials have a video camera icon. Printable tutorials have a PDF icon. All videos open in a new window. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, videos may take a while to load. Most videos are under three minutes in length. Videos require the free Flash plug-in. PDFs require the free Adobe Reader. Our thanks to Northern Arizona University for compiling this list.

For Students

Supported Browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 is Certified with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Mac OSX 10.6, although we have found issues with Firefox Mac users being unable to view all features in Blackboard. Mozilla Firefox 3.5 will no longer be supported.
  • We recommend all Mac users utilize Google Chrome as their web browser when using Blackboard. Google Chrome 10.0.648 is certified on Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.6.
  • Internet Explorer 9 is Certified on Windows 7 and Windows Vista.  Consequently, Internet Explorer 7 is no longer supported.
Working in Your Course
Staying Organized and Communicating
Setting Your Preferences and Controlling Your Environment

For Faculty

Understanding and Building Your Course

Blackboard Learn Overview 

Using Bb Drive 

Working in the Course Environment
Building Course Content
Setting Permissions
Reporting and Course Utilities
Blackboard Mobile Learn

Communicating and Collaborating

Using the Discussion Board
Managing Group Work
Blogs and Journals
Announcements and Scheduling

Assessing Learners

Grade Center
Tests, Surveys, and Pools
Student Performance

Profile of current courses in Blackboard 9 Pilot

  • Courses in the pilot are not cross-listed.
  • Final grades must be submitted manually in myPurdue, not pushed from Blackboard Learn.
  • Since this is a pilot, patience will be needed by faculty and students in case of potential bumps in the road; however, you will be provided with one-on-one support to help alleviate any complications that arise.

Blackboard 9.1 SP6 Comparison Chart with Blackboard Vista

Click here for a complete chart detailing differences between Blackboard Vista and Blackboard Learn.

Vista -> Learn Migration Utility Test Results

Click here to download a file that details results from our testing of the Blackboard Vista to Blackboard Learn Course migration utility and see why ITaP does not recommend use of the utility for any existing Vista courses.

Known Browser Issues

Click here to download a document with detailed information on the browsers Blackboard Learn supports, as well as issues encountered in those browsers.

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