Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn

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 via Fordham's Blackboard portal. 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.

Blackboard Ultra

Beginning Spring 2023, all courses will be on Blackboard Ultra by default. Blackboard Classic will no longer remain an option (although you may still access your old courses while they remain on the system).

We have created short videos for faculty on Ultra basics.  Note, you will need to sign in with your Fordham credentials to access these videos:

For additional information about how to use Blackboard Ultra, please view the resources on this page, on the Blackboard for Faculty page, or visit our Blackboard Ultra resource site

For an archive of Blackboard Classic resources you may visit our Bb Classic Resources page.  

Course Merge

If you are teaching multiple sections of the same course you can fill out this form to request a course merge:  Course Merge Request form.

Please note:

  • We recommend you request your course merges as early as possible. 
  • Do not begin working on your courses before they are merged, as the merged course will be blank upon its creation (i.e., content in the individual sections is deleted in the course merge process). 
  • Last be aware that if you request courses to be merged that already include publisher content, then the publishers will need to be contacted to “unlink” the courses so that you can set up the publisher content in the merged course (e.g. Cengage, Oxford, Barnes And Noble, Kritik, Pearson, McMillion, and Voicethread). 

Login and Technical Information

  • Blackboard Learn can be accessed in the 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.

    Blackboard Learn can also be accessed by app.  Download the Blackboard Learn app for your iPhone or Android.

  • Minimum

    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.  Chrome or Firefox are the suggested browsers.


    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 or Chrome.  Chrome or Firefox are the suggested browsers.

Blackboard Guides for Faculty


  • Faculty Technology Services offers regular group and one-on-one training sessions. Check the IT Events Calendar for current offerings.

  • Call Us:  718-817-3999

    Email Us:  [email protected]

    Blackboard 24/7 for Fordham University:

    • Chat 
    • Phone:  877-310-4667

    Did you know that you can access chat support directly within Blackboard?  Click on the purple question mark on the bottom right of any Bb page.

  • Did you know that you can access chat support directly within Blackboard?  Click on the purple question mark on the bottom right of any Bb page.

    Stop by a Faculty Technology Center on your campus or email us at [email protected].  You can also sign up to meet with us on our EdTech Consultation calendar.

  • Looking to give your feedback to Blackboard or want to suggest features?   Create an account on the Anthology Community site (Anthology is the new owner of Blackboard). Once you have signed in, from the top menu select "Product Engagement" and then choose the "Idea Exchange." 

    About the Idea Exchange:
    The Idea Exchange is specifically a place for Blackboard to track and manage enhancement requests to the product. It allows for things like upvoting ideas and sharing development plans and statuses.

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