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Ohio University's Blackboard support site

Welcome to Fall Semester


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Internet browsers

Ohio University currently recommends Firefox for all Blackboard activities.  Download the latest Firefox here.


Blackboard now contains some new features.

Top Hat - a comprehensive teaching platform that helps instructors easily create an interactive lecture experience.

Qwickly - multi-course tools for Post Announcement, Send Email and Course Availability.

Starfish - bring together information, scale your student support initiatives, and reach more students, more effectively.

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System Status

Blackboard is operational.


Blackboard Tips

Instructors:  Remember to make your course available for student viewing.  Here are the steps:

  • Open the course within Blackboard
  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Select Customization
  • Select Properties
  • Change the Available marker to Yes
  • Click Submit

Students:  If you do not see your course in Blackboard, it is because your instructor has not yet made it available to you.  Please note:  your instructors have the option to use Blackboard, it is not required, so some of your courses may never appear within Blackboard.