Blackboard Students

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Csi will provide you with documentation and tutorials to how to use your Blackboard.



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What is Blackboard? How does Bb work?
Bb is an on-line course management system based on the Blackboard Learning System. It enables you to access the syllabi, course-related materials, assignments, assessments, and communication features provided by your instructor. In addition, you can access grade book, discussion boards, quizzes and tests and group work areas. Bb facilitates communication between students and instructors. Bb is an authenticated system, so that you can only gain access to the on-line content if you have registered for the class.

How do I activate a Bb account?
Your Blackboard account is created as soon as you activate your LIUMail account and are officially registered for a LIU course. Your LIUMail account will be ready for BlackBoard access 24 hours after it has been created. Your username is your LIU ID (the same as you username@liu.edu), and your password is the same as your LIUMail password. If you change your LIUMail password, your Blackboard password will change, as well.

In Summary:You log into Blackboard using the LIU ID and password you use to log into LIUMail . If you cannot log in, make sure that 1) you have a LIUMail account, 2) you are officially registered for classes in this or an upcoming semester, 3) you are using your LIU ID and password to log in to Blackboard, 4) you do not have a hold of any sort due to unpaid tuition, fines, etc.

Can I use any web browser to access Blackboard?
Blackboard is optimized for Firefox 3.0 or better, and Internet Explorer 6.0 or better on both a Mac and PC. You can access Bb from anywhere where you have high speed Internet. Devs comment: You can get the requirements from here.

Can i use Bb with my Mobile device? Is there an App for iPhones, Blackberries and Android phones?
Starting now with the Wi-Fi Apple® iPad™
Get the app for Mobile Learn on the Apple® iTunes App Store.
Video Link: http://www.blackboard.com/resources/mobile/ipad_ml_demo.mp4
Expanding to Android and BlackBerry® phones on Sprint, and iPod touch® and iPhone® over Wi-Fi in June – If you’re a U.S. or Puerto Rico Higher Education institution, Blackboard Mobile Learn will be available to Sprint subscribers on your campus with Android and Blackberry phones in June.

And at all U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico Higher Education clients Blackboard Mobile Learn will be available over Wi-Fi to iPhone®/iPod touch® users,at no cost.

Yes you can use Bb on your Mobile device. Iphone and Ipad has an App for Bb and Blackberry has an App coming up Fall 2010.

How do I login to Blackboard?
Using your preferred web browser, go to http://blackboard.liu.edu. Once there, click on the Login button, then use your LIU ID and password to access Blackboard or check the Videos section.

What happens if I change my LIUMail password?
The Blackboard system will automatically synched so your new password will be valid to login to Bb.

What if I lose or forget my username or password?
Contact CSI for password reset.

Where can I find tutorials and resources to learn about the parts of Blackboard?
Check the Videos section

In Person:
CSI – Brooklyn
Library Learning Center - Room 301 Hours – 9AM to 5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Phone: 718-488-3313
C.W. Post
Lobby of Hillwood Commons Open Hours – 9AM to 5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9AM to 7PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Phone: 516-299-3967

My instructor is using a feature of Bb that I don't know about. Where do I go for help?
Check the Videos section

In Person:
CSI – Brooklyn
Library Learning Center - Room 301 Hours – 9AM to 5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Phone: 718-488-3313
C.W. Post
Lobby of Hillwood Commons Open Hours – 9AM to 5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9AM to 7PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Phone: 516-299-3967

I am taking an incomplete in one of my courses this semester. Will I still be able to access that course on my Blackboard?
Your course list will be automatically updated based on the official student registration information available at the time of the update. In most circumstances the updates for official courses will occur nightly. When you add a course, you will see it in your course list when the Blackboard is updated. When you drop a course, your course status will be changed to "inactive" and you will no longer have access to it. At the end of the add/drop period, you will be purged from the course that you have dropped.

Is my course on Blackboard?
By default all of your courses are in Blackboard. Your course instructor will let you know if they are using the system to deliver course content.