Using Blackboard

Blackboard, the School of Law's course management system, allows instructors to create online collaborative learning environments. Instructors can readily deliver course materials; communicate and collaborate with students via email, discussion boards, blogs, wikis, journals, and online chat; receive papers and other student assignments; and administer online tests and surveys.

All courses taught at the School of Law have a corresponding online course on Blackboard. Student enrollment into a Blackboard course is directly linked to the the student registration system and is updated nightly capturing transactions processed by 12:00 AM.

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

Following is a collection of support documentation designed to help instructors and course builders use Blackboard 9.1 SP10 which has a new look and new tools. As more training documentation becomes available, this website will be updated.

If you prefer using a searchable document which you may print, we have a Blackboard User Manual (PDF) online.

See the Browser Support for Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2017 Help Page.

For the best Blackboard Learn experience with your 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.