Using Blackboard

Blackboard is the School of Law's course management system. All courses taught at the School of Law have a corresponding online course on Blackboard. Although each law school course, both online and face-to-face, has a Blackboard component, not all Instructors use their Blackboard in the same way or at all. Your Instructor will provide guidance about how much or how little content will be made available on Blackboard.

Student enrollment into Blackboard courses is directly linked to the student registration system and is updated nightly capturing transactions processed by 12:00 AM. You will need a UMID account to access Blackboard. From the Blackboard login page, click on the red button to access the authentication page, where you will enter your UMID username and password. Most Blackboard courses are not accessible by students until the first day of the semester. If you are looking for the course before the first day of class, it may not be available to students yet. If it is after the first day of classes, check with your Instructor.

Documentation on basic Blackboard features is provided on this page. Students may also schedule individual training sessions or consultations for assistance with a specific Blackboard course or feature. Please contact: blackboard@law.umaryland.edu

For the best Blackboard Learn experience when using a screen reader, use Firefox® and JAWS® on a Windows® system. On a Mac® use Safari® and VoiceOver. Visit the Accessibility topic to learn more about Blackboard's approach to accessible software.