Blackboard is a Course Management System, a type of software that allows faculty to share content and communicate with their students over the Internet. It is used to teach distance education courses, as well as to enhance courses taught in the classroom.
To set up a course, simply contact ITC staff requesting the new course. The new Blackboard course will be created in about 1-2 business days. You may begin adding your content as soon as the course has been created.
Please provide the following information:
Instructor accounts for Blackboard are created individually through the Instructional Technology Center. Pease contact one of the following to have an account created for you:Please contact Helpdesk.
After logging in to Blackboard, click on Personal Information, under Tools on the left side of your screen. Select Change Password. Enter your new password twice and click Submit button.
A couple of words about passwords:
Whether you are creating a password for Blackboard or your e-mail account, always try to create a password that is easy for you to remember, but difficult for others to guess. A few suggested rules for creating a password:
If you have difficulties creating passwords, we suggest using tools such as Automated Password Generator (APG).
If you cannot find the student's account, please contact us.
You may enroll additional instructors into a course by going to Control Panel > Users and Groups > Users > Enroll User. Choose Instructor from the Role options. If you cannot find the instructor's account, please contact us.
Students who drop your course should be removed by the instructor. This is because Blackboard is not dynamically linked to the Records Office.
When a user is removed from a Course all of the information associated with the user, such as, Grade Center information, is removed.
Note: Removed users cannot be restored to the Course. To restore a removed user, the user must be enrolled in the Course again.
Students can access Blackboard through the Entry page at http://blackboard.csi.edu. Students who need assistance with logging in should look at the "Login Information" page before seeking additional help.
Once enrolled, your students will see your class listed under My Courses on the My Blackboard page. Normally, only currently enrolled students will be able to access your course (unless you have "Allow Guest Access" set to Yes under Settings in the Control Panel.
Students are advised to go to their instructors first, and then the ITC Staff for help using Blackboard. If you need assistance in helping them, please contact the Instructional Technology Center. View the "Getting Help" page for additional information.
The email address in Blackboard is obtained through the records office. Both instructors and students can update the email address in Blackboard.
Updating instructions for the Instructor:
Updating instructions for the Student:
Blackboard provides comprehensive Online Instructor Manual that may help answer your questions or solve your Blackboard problems.
Log on to Blackboard, move the mouse over Help link at the top right under My Blackboard page, and click Manual. Or go to your course, click Help in the Control Panel and click Manual.