Understanding and navigating the Blackboard environment is one of the most important steps to success in an online class.
What is Blackboard?
Blackboard is a learning management system that allows students and faculty members to access course materials, conduct course activities, communicate, and collaborate online. Students in courses that use Blackboard can access those courses anywhere and anytime they can access the World-Wide Web.
When will I use Blackboard?
Your instructor will let you know whether or not he is using Blackboard as part of his course. Course enrollment is an automated process between the Registrar office and the CUNY department. If you do not see a course for which you believe you are registered, this could mean that your instructor is in the process of creating/updating your course and you will not see the course until the instructor makes it available to students.
What will I do on Blackboard?
Each instructor can tailor how they use Blackboard to make course materials available or conduct course activities online. Some things you may be able to do on Blackboard include: