The Blackboard Learn system will be upgraded to Blackboard Ultra this Fall. Beginning on July 1 all your Fall courses will have Blackboard Ultra shell, allowing you time to prepare your Fall courses in Ultra. To learn more about its improvement and how to prepare, create or import your current courses to Ultra, go to our resource site.
Blackboard Learn is Fordham University's learning management system, which can be accessed at any time from any computer with an Internet connection. Faculty and students in on- and off-campus courses use this application as a repository for course material and information.
Instructors can manage all course materials online, making them immediately accessible to students. All members of a course can use Blackboard Learn for online discussions, to collaborate on projects, share files, send emails, and much more.
Log Into Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn can be accessed in the fordham.edu portal. Select 'Log in to the Portal' at the top, and authenticate with your Fordham credentials. Once logged in, go to the My Apps page, scroll down to Global Apps, and select Blackboard. Or, go directly to Fordham's Blackboard portal.
Blackboard Learn Apps
Basics for Faculty
One-page Quicksource guides to get you started:
- Course Creation Checklist (pdf)
- Finding Your Courses (pdf)
- Enrolling Users (pdf)
- Adding Content (pdf)
- Making Your Course Available (pdf)
- Creating a Discussion Board (pdf)
- Creating a Discussion Board Thread (pdf)
- Adding a Banner Using PowerPoint (pdf)
- Adding an Assignment (pdf)
- Copying Courses (pdf)
- SafeAssign (pdf)
- Blackboard Ally Faculty (pdf)
- Blackboard Ally Student (pdf)
- Qwickly Attendance Tool (doc)
- Turn-It-In Direct Assignment (doc)
- Test Settings (Accessibility Considerations)
- Adding Bb Collaborate to the Course Menu (doc)
- Using Zoom on Blackboard (doc)
Google Assignment Tool
Google Assignment integrates with your Blackboard courses. Use it to make Google Docs and Drive compatible with Blackboard and manage assignments with Google Workspace tools. To use, navigate to a content area within your Blackboard course and under tools select the "Google Course Kit Assignment Tool."
Required Browsers and Plugins
Blackboard works best when your browser is up to date and you have the proper plug-ins installed on your computer. Consult Blackboard Support for updated information.
Faculty Technology Services offers regular group and one-on-one training sessions. Check the Fordham IT Events Calendar page for current offerings.
Stop by a Faculty Technology Center on your campus or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extended Support Hours
If you have Blackboard issues outside of traditional working hours, support is now available on the weekends and evenings via the Blackboard Helpdesk. Call 877-310-4667 or use the chat, at bbhelp.fordham.edu.