Blackboard™ is a course management system used campus-wide at NIU. The system allows faculty to post materials, deliver tests and surveys, hold online discussion and many other course-related functions. All currently-enrolled students and teaching faculty have access to the Blackboard system. We are running Blackboard version 9.1 Service Pack 14, having upgraded the system May 25, 2014. Login to the NIU Blackboard site at: http://webcourses.niu.edu
As many new faculty, teaching staff, and TAs may request course space on Blackboard this week and get ready to develop their courses on Blackboard, I thought of sending the following useful links as reminders for some of the "beginning of the semester" frequently asked questions:
For those who are not able to attend a workshop, there is also now a Self-Paced Blackboard I workshop consisting of short video demonstrations, available at http://facdev.niu.edu/selfpacedbb1.
Answers to other Frequently Asked Blackboard-related questions can be found at: http://www.niu.edu/blackboard/faq and Blackboard-related help information can be found at: http://www.niu.edu/blackboard/atoz.
For login and password-related questions, please refer faculty to the DoIT helpdesk at 815-753-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org and for other teaching-related Blackboard questions, faculty can submit the questions at http://www.niu.edu/blackboard/ask.