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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Blackboard Tutorial Guides

These guides are to help students learn how to use the Blackboard system. First, you'll want to configure your browser.

  • Logging In - Steps on logging into Blackboard (PDF) and finding the courses you've enrolled in.

  • Submitting an Assignment - Instructors will often assign work through Blackboard by creating dropboxes in the system for you to leave your submission, and this guide (PDF) shows you how to submit.

  • Participating in Discussions - If your class uses Blackboard discussions, you might find this guide (PDF) helpful for getting started with the structure of how they work.

  • Accessing eReserves - If your professor uses reserves review this guide (PDF).

  • Checking Grades - If your instructor distributes grades through Blackboard, this guide (PDF) will show you how to see the feedback they've left for you. It's important to note that not all professors distribute grades through Blackboard so please ask them if they do.

  • Emailing Classmates - In case you don't know a classmate or instructor's email address, this guide (PDF) shows you how to email those in your class directly through Blackboard.

  • Respondus Lockdown Browser - Some faculty require students to use the LockDown browser to take a test. If your instructor requires this browser, please see the instructions for the Lockdown Browser (PDF) here.

  • Tips for Taking Tests - Tests can be really complex and can be a major headache. Here are some tips (PDF) to make sure you have a better experience

  • Glossary - Definitions for all terms found in Blackboard. (PDF)

DASA Course Access

If the DASA workshop is not viewable in your Blackboard it means it has not been made available yet by the instructors. 

Link to Course Catalog that note the "open" dates can be found here.

DASA Workshop Courses are opened according to a particular schedule, please contact the instructors if that date has passed and you do not have acces to the DASA online material.


    Troubleshooting For Students

    Simple guides to fix common issues

    Additional support

    Instructional Designers - Design Help

    The Design Help team includes:

    Hailey M. Ruoff, Assistant Director
    MS – Educational Theory and Practice - Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology – University at Albany

    Amy Becker, Instructional Designer
    MS – Communications – Learning Theories and Instructional Design – Ithaca College

    Kristina Maricle, Instructional Designer
    MS – Instructional Technology – New York Institute of Technology

    John "AJ" Scognamiglio, Instructional Designer
    MEd – Instructional Technology – East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

    Justin Stewart, Web Development Assistant
    BA – Studio Art - Binghamton University
    Certificate in Website Development and Management – Broome Community College

    Coaching Course Access


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