What is Blackboard?
Blackboard is the learning management system (LMS) used for courses at UOIT. It is an online platform in which students and instructors can access content and various communication tools for each of their courses. Courses in Blackboard are automatically created for undergraduate courses at UOIT and students are automatically enrolled through Banner prior to the start of the course.
Why would I use it?
Instructors can use Blackboard to post course materials including the course outline and weekly course materials, assignment information and important announcements. There are also options for creating assignment areas for students to submit work, online tests, discussions, group tools and more.
Students can access information related to their courses, submit electronic copies of assignments, complete online tests and communicate with their classmates, teaching assistants and instructors in Blackboard.
Blackboard organizations are available to Faculty, departments and recognized groups as online collaboration spaces to share similar interests and goals to further enhance the UOIT learning experience. All new organization requests must have an owner (faculty) and a backup both responsible for content, usage and registration of participants. All requested organization names will be reviewed and must be approved by UOIT prior to creation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information about organizations.
- How do I get started?
Important Blackboard resources:
Below are a number of additional Blackboard resources for instructors and students. Many of the resources for instructors will be applicable to teaching assistants.
- Blackboard training PDFs for instructors
- Blackboard video tutorials for instructors
- Blackboard training PDFs for students
- Blackboard video tutorials for students
* My Campus Final Marks Submission - video for instructors
Here a few video resources for getting started with Blackboard:
Where do I get help?
The Teaching and Learning Centre can provide training to any UOIT instructors, teaching assistants and staff who use Blackboard.
The Technology Peer Mentors program, offered through the Student Learning Centre, is offered to students who require assistance learning to use various tools used at UOIT including Blackboard.
For any technical issues in Blackboard, the IT Service Desk should be contacted.