Beginning Fall 2022, all faculty will have the option of having their classes on Blackboard Ultra. Blackboard Classic will remain an option, though. To learn more about Ultra, how to set it up, create or import your current courses to Ultra, and videos on Ultra Base Navigation, Overview of Ultra, Gradebook and Tests and Assignments, please go to our resource site.
For Students, Faculty, Staff
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.
Login to 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, select the Blackboard app from the first row of apps on the page. Or go directly to Fordham's Blackboard portal.
- When Banner lists you as a course instructor, Blackboard automatically creates a course. If you don't see a course on your list of courses in Blackboard, contact your department secretary to update the record in Banner.
- Course shells appear on Blackboard at least one week before the start of the new semester.
- Banner automatically adds registered students to Blackboard courses. Students who drop a course will not be unenrolled but listed as unavailable.
- For students to access course content, you must make your course available in Blackboard.
- For the best online experience with Blackboard, make sure your browser is up to date. The Blackboard Browser Checker will check to see if your browser supports the most recent release of the system.
- Use Blackboard Ally to review course content for accessibility and offers conversion options and instructions.
- Enrolling Users - Classic Course View (pdf)
- Adding Content - Classic Course View(pdf)
- Making Your Course Available - Classic Course View (pdf)
- Creating a Discussion Board - Classic Course View (pdf)
- Creating a Discussion Board Thread - Classic Course View (pdf)
- Adding an Assignment - Classic Course View (pdf)
- Copying Courses (Classic Course to Ultra Course)
- SafeAssign - Classic Course View (pdf)
- Turn-It-In Direct Assignment Classic(doc)
- Test Settings Classic (Accessibility Considerations)
- Using Zoom on Classic Blackboard (doc)
- Enrolling Users (Ultra Course View)
- Adding Content (Ultra Course View)
- Making Your Course Available (Ultra Course View)
- Creating a Discussion Board (Ultra Course View)
- Respond to a Discussion Board (Ultra Course View)
- Create an Assignment (Ultra Course View)
- Copy Courses (Ultra course to Ultra Course View)
- SafeAssign in Assignments (Ultra Course View)
- Using Zoom Meeting on Blackboard (Ultra Course View)
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 Assignments".
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.
Operating System: Windows 10, version 1809 or higher, Mac OSX 10.13 or higher
Processor: 1 GHz processor
Memory: 512 MB of RAM
Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768
Free Hard Disk Space: 5 GB of free disk space
Internet Connection: Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps.
Internet Browser: Respondus Lockdown Browser and IE11, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome or Firefox
Operating System: Windows 10 version 2004, Mac OS 10.15
Processor: 2 GHz or faster processor
Memory: 2 GB of RAM or higher
Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
Free Hard Disk Space: 20 GB or higher of free space
Internet Connection: Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 4 Mbps or higher
Internet Browser: Respondus Lockdown Browser and Firefox