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What is Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is Ohio University's centrally supported Learning Management System. 

Who can use Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is available to all current faculty, staff and students. 

Blackboard Learn News

Campus Pack is being retired April 30, 2017.  Click here for more information.

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Instructors - take it to the next level and SuperCharge your Blackboard course with these dynamic and engaging tools!

Ignite student participation!


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

  • Upload and display PowerPoint presentations
  • Create customized multimedia-rich slide shows
  • Content displays in class and on mobile devices simultaneously
  • Present from an iPad, mobile device or desktop browser
  • Poll students & ask questions
  • Track attendance
  • Capture student responses in real-time
  • Sync question and attendance scores to Blackboard
  • Hold discussions (anonymous, or not)
  • Mobile-friendly, free app, no hardware clickers or licenses required

Panopto - lecture capture software that allows instructors to record their lectures and students to replay those lectures at a later time. Panopto has several potential uses, such as:

  • Recording a demonstration in class
  • Creating a voiceover PowerPoint presentation
  • Recording student presentations
  • Many more!

Voice Thread - VoiceThreaders are one of the most diverse communities in the world, and that is by design. Participate using your voice, video or text. Use a screen reader or caption your videos. Use any computer, device, or internet connection. Join in the way that works best for you.

  • Provide "Untethered," on-demand participation for students and educators
  • Build a stronger sense of community within classes
  • Streamline course infrastructure with a media agnostic platform
  • Remove logistical barriers of time and place from online learning environments
  • Offer accessible means of participation for anyone
  • Enhance understanding of visual concepts via multi-modal commentary with annotation
     

Create mobile device-friendly assessments -  use this guide to build tests for use with the Bb Student app.

System Status

Blackboard is currently operational.

Please note that Blackboard Support is aware of the Global Navigation Menu issue with Updates being absent for some users.  The vendor confirms this to be a known issue and we are working on the solution.  Due to the complex nature of the fix, we estimate that Updates within the Global Navigation Menu will be restored no earlier than mid-December.  Updates and notifications still remain functional under the My 9.1 Bb tab and the What's New module.  The mobile Blackboard app, Bb Student, can also be used to access this information.  We are sorry for problems this issue may cause.

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.