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Members of the University community should respond to the daily VitalCheck prompt at least 30 minutes prior to entering campus.


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 portal at by clicking on the Blackboard icon in the upper right-hand corner. Or, go directly to Fordham's Blackboard portal.

Blackboard Learn Apps

Download the Blackboard Learn app for your iPhone or Android.

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

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