Blackboard 9.1

Blackboard 9.1 is the University of the District of Columbia’s learning management system (LMS). It is available for faculty, students, and staff. For academic purposes, it is primarily used to facilitate instruction, manage courses (traditional, online, and hybrid), administer assessments, collaborate with students or colleagues using Web 2.0 media and applications, facilitate organizations, and manage assignments. It is a rich and powerful tool. To view UDC’s Blackboard policy, click here.

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On this page, you will find a variety of resources to help you get started or resolve issues in Blackboard. If you have additional questions not answered here, don’t hesitate to contact the Help Desk.

Getting Started with Blackboard

This section orients you to UDC’s Blackboard site, e.g., how to access it, become familiar with the interface, and set up your profile.

Building and Modifying your Course

This section assists you with adding content to your course.

Blackboard Communication Tools

This section explores the built-in communication tools in Blackboard, e.g., email and Announcement.

Collaboration Tools

This section explores the built-in collaboration tools in Blackboard, e.g., Collaborate, Discussion Board.

Creating and Managing Assessments

This section explores two types of assessment tools in Blackboard: the Assignments and Test tools.

Grade Center

This section will discuss Grade Center in Blackboard, which helps faculty monitor learner progress and manage class assignments and attendance.


Export/import tools in Blackboard allow faculty to export and import course or organization content to populate future courses or organizations.

Blackboard Instructor App

Blackboard Instructor is a mobile app that enables faculty to view course content, modify settings, grade assignments, connect with students in discussions, and launch Blackboard Collaborate sessions.

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