Blackboard Learn is the University of Alabama’s Learning Management System (LMS).

With Blackboard, instructors deliver course content such as PDFs, images, and videos; as well as assignments and tests to students which can be graded within Blackboard. Discussion boards, email, and course messages provide a means for conversation between students, and with instructors and TAs.

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops
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Preparing to Use Blackboard

Tests and Testing Tips

Creating Tests in Blackboard
Creating Tests in Blackboard (Pre-Recorded Webinar)
Creating Extended Time or Make-Up Exams in Blackboard (ODS Accommodations)
Testing Tips for Instructors
Testing Tips for Students
Importing Testing Services Results into Blackboard Learn’s Grade Center
How to Copy a Test Between Blackboard Courses

The Blackboard Grade Center

How to Download a Copy of the Grade Center from Blackboard
How to Hide Grade Center Columns from Students
How to Hide Grade Center Columns from the Instructor
Blackboard Grading Schemas
Entering Midterm or Final Grades in Blackboard Grade Center
Importing Testing Services Results into Blackboard Learn’s Grade Center
Using the Attendance Tool

Blackboard and myBama

Importing Final and Midterm Grades from Blackboard into MyBama
Assigning Non-Attendance Grade Reason in MyBama
Non-Attendance Grade Requirements (from Registrar)

General Blackboard Items

Adding a Syllabus File to a Course
Adding an OIRA/OSM Syllabus Link to Your Blackboard Learn Course
Adding an OIRA/OSM Syllabus Link to a Blackboard Supersection
Communication Features in Blackboard Learn (Pre-recorded Webinar)
Adding a Zoom Meeting to Your BBL Course
Inline Grading with Box View
Using the Attendance Tool
Date Management
How to Create a Rubric Evaluation Report
How to Embed a Twitter Feed in a Blackboard Course
How to Hide Courses in the Blackboard My Courses Module
How to Set a Course Entry Point
The Blackboard Instructor App
Blackboard Browser Checker
Blackboard’s Text Message and Email Notification Settings
Submission Receipts in Blackboard
Monitor Student Success with The Blackboard Retention Center
Clear Your Cache (CIT Video)

Downloading Student Work from Blackboard

FERPA Notice: Grade data and student work that is downloaded from Blackboard is FERPA-protected material and should be secured appropriately. Consider using Box to store this content.
How to Download Student Assignments from Blackboard Learn
How to Download Discussion Board Posts from Blackboard Learn
How to Download Turnitin Assignments

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally for LMS helps make digital course content more accessible by automatically providing alternative formats (such as semantic HTML, audio, ePub, and electronic Braille) and providing instructor feedback and guidance on fixing accessibility issues in a course.

Ally for LMS Help for Students
Ally for LMS Help for Instructors

LMS Retention Policy

LMS Course Retention Policy
How to Export Blackboard Content
Copy Content from one Blackboard Learn Course to Another Blackboard Learn Course
How to Archive Blackboard Content with Student Data

Blackboard Integrations

Blackboard Integration Request Guidelines

Blackboard Tutorials for Students