Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.
Users who are unable to log into Blackboard should first check to see if their passwords have expired -- this information is not hosted or managed within the Blackboard system. All passwords are managed through external DIT systems. Users can try to reset their passwords using DIT's Password Management Portal. If this does not work, however, please contact the help desk:
Library Basement, Suite 090 (go through the open labs)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 8 am to 6 pm
Wednesday - 8 am to 7 pm
Friday - 8 am to 5 pm
If the password has already been reset, but account access is still unavailable, you can automatically open a support ticket by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please inform DIT if you previously had an issue with your username, such as a misspelling, name change due to marriage/divorce, etc. There may be a conflict within the system that is preventing access and we will need to lock the account.
NOTE: Emails send to email@example.com will not generate a ticket. Please use this address for consultation or questions requiring a written response from the help desk staff.
On February 11th, 2014, Microsoft released a Cumulative Security Update, MS14-010. This security update causes Internet Explorer 11 to crash when an instructor accesses any Blackboard Learn course that has Edit Mode turned on. Blackboard is currently investigating this issue and developing patches to correct it. However, until the patch is available, this behavior will affect our release of SP13. A workaround will be applied to our server during low-peak hours of use.
If an instructor encounters this issue, please use Firefox as an alternative.
Work with a trained and qualified tutor from any Internet connection up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Submit an essay for critique and review, usually within 24 hours. Choose the kind of help you want:
* Drop in and work with a Smarthinking certified tutor
* Submit a piece of writing for any subject to the Online Writing Lab
* Submit a question and get a response, usually within 24 hours
* Schedule an appointment with a certified tutor; or
* Use our online study resources.
Available subjects: Basic Math Skills, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Calculus II, Writing, Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Introduction to Human Anatomy, Physiology, Accounting, Introductory Finance, Statistics, Economics, Spanish.
Smarthinking is not a proofreading or editing service.
Users of Windows 8 will need to consider the following compatibility issues with accessing Blackboard -- Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9 are UNSUPPORTED and therefore NOT COMPATIBLE. You must upgrade your web browser immediately.
Additionally, we recommend Windows 8 users download and install both 32-bit and 64-bit Java updates using this link. Be sure to uninstall all the old Java versions from "Programs and Features" or "Add and Remove Programs" before installing any new update.