Leverage Blackboard

Blackboard Learn is Boston University’s primary learning management system (LMS). Blackboard instructors can post course content, make announcements, send messages, create online assessments, and facilitate online discussions. By managing all course materials online, instructors make learning accessible to students at all times and in all locations.

Blackboard support and teaching guidance are available to BU faculty and graduate student instructors.

Contact Educational Technology via email at AskEdTech@bu.edu for technology support and contact the Center for Teaching & Learning at ctl@bu.edu for teaching guidance and resources.

Blackboard Resources

For Instructors: Getting Started with Blackboard Learn

What is Blackboard? Blackboard Learn is currently available to the BU community and is accessible by going to learn.bu.edu. Access a variety of IS&T quick guides and video tutorials.

Explore Blackboard

View this IS&T list of some of the most common tasks in Blackboard Learn and access a variety of tutorials and step by step instructions on how to engage with Blackboard.

Blackboard Ultra: Top 5 New Features

The new Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation [Summer 2021] offers a more modern, intuitive navigation that provides quick access to the most critical information from across all courses. Here are 5 new areas to explore within the new navigation.

Connect with a Learning Community

Digital Learning & Innovation is committed to building learning communities and creating gathering places for Boston University leadership, faculty, and staff technology users to share ideas, meet and connect with colleagues, and discuss platforms designed to improve students’ learning experiences.

All of our communities of practice meet via Zoom or in-person and are supported by Digital Learning & Innovation, Educational Technology, and Center for Teaching & Learning staff. Connect with a Learning Community.

Technology Support for Blackboard

The Educational Technology team provides training in this area. Visit BU TechWeb for training information or schedule a consultation, email askedtech@bu.edu.

Blackboard Teaching Guides & Resources

Email the Center for Teaching & Learning and schedule an appointment today ctl@bu.edu.