UAB Blackboard Student Support

This section provides you with information on course navigation, organizing your courses, communicating with your instructors and classmates, and how to work with assessments in Blackboard.
The tutorials below describe common tasks using multimedia content. The left navigation bar provides you with links to additional text-based resources.

If you have an immediate issue with access to the system, or are experiencing a technical problem, contact AskIT for support.

  • By default, you can access your course(s) in Blackboard on the first official day of the class unless your instructor requests that the course be opened early
  • By default, you have access to your Blackboard course(s) for 10 days beyond the last day of term unless your instructor requests an extension of the course end date
  • ** Please Note: The Blackboard interface has changed and may not look exactly as it appears in some of these video tutorials. However, the steps to complete these tasks have not changed

Click on any of the following Blackboard tutorials to learn more:
Navigation and Controlling your Environment
Global Navigation & My Blackboard Create a blackboard profile
Set Notification Options Social Learning Tools

Working in your Course
Create a Blog entry   Manage Course and Personal Tasks
Create a Wiki Page   Using the Calendar
View your Wiki Contribution   Send Email from your Course
Link Wiki Pages   Working in Groups
Using the Course Map   Video Everywhere

Assessments and Grades    Working with Discussion Boards
Access and work with Assignments   Interacting with Discussion Boards
Take a Test Online   New discussion thread and post features
Check Grades  
View Discussion Board Grades    

*Additional information on new features in Blackboard Learn Service Pack 13.

*Not all features may be available for the system as a whole or for certain schools.