Blackboard Buddy Program

Blackboard is BU's most versatile educational technology tool, with a wealth of capabilities to enhance your teaching and your students' learning. Educational Technology's Blackboard Buddy program helps instructors get the most out of these capabilities. The “buddy system” approach pairs instructors with an educational technologist who will support them directly throughout the duration of the identified course.


  • Learn new things that Blackboard can do. Blackboard's capabilities are so wide-ranging that it's hard to know where to begin. A Blackboard Buddy can show you functions of Blackboard that you didn't know were there.
  • Guidance on effective use. A Blackboard Buddy can show you the most efficient and helpful ways to use Blackboard's features for your teaching needs and your students' learning needs.
  • Personalized attention. The Blackboard Buddy meets with instructors one-on-one to address questions specific to their course and their needs. You'll get hands-on help with everything you need.


The Blackboard Buddy program is free to all BU instructors and no commitment is required. Meet with your buddy as much or as little as you like.


To join the Blackboard Buddy Program, email AskEdTech today.

Community Coordinators

Amod Lele, Lead Educational Technologist, Digital Learning & Innovation

Chihsun Chiu, Educational Technologist, Digital Learning & Innovation