How to Use Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is the latest product for managing online course content at Boston University. Instructors manage all course materials—assignments, syllabi, announcements, documents, grades, and other related information—online, where you can access them twenty-four hours a day. Use of Blackboard Learn also enables the community to support the University’s green initiative by posting documents online rather than printing them.

Blackboard Learn is available free of charge at You can access course content after receiving your BU login name and Kerberos password.

Note that use of Blackboard 8 requires one of the following recommended web browsers:

Not every course at BU will have a site, so be sure to check with your instructor if you do not see your course site listed in the My Courses section. All students on the official roster will be automatically given access to their course site the day after they have registered.

If you are unable to access your course site, please contact your instructor for access or information on availability.

For detailed information about Blackboard Learn, visit the Information Services & Technology site.