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Blackboard Basics

Recommended browsers: Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers for Blackboard. You may encounter issues with some Blackboard functionality if using another browser.

Log into Blackboard and access your courses: Video

Update your email address and other profile information

  • Add a profile picture: Video

Add content to your course

  • Add content (including files, content folders, and items)Video | PDF
  • Link to a web page: Video
  • Embed a YouTube video: PDF

Organize course content

Enter student preview mode: Video | Web page

Post an announcement: Video | Website

Create and Manage Discussions: Web page

Add course contact informationVideo

Make your course visible to students: Video | PDF
Students are automatically enrolled in your course, but cannot see the course until you make it available.

Additional Resources
Training on Blackboard essentials is available through LinkedIn Learning. You can access the training by signing into LinkedIn Learning using your BMCC account.

For text-based instructions, see this Blackboard Learn Help for Instructors, provided by Blackboard.

BMCC faculty can get hands-on support for these tools at CETLS/E-Learning Faculty Hours.