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September 2, 2014

Getting Started and Finding Help in Blackboard


Be sure to visit the SCCC OIT Blackboard page and our YouTube page a full list of instructional material. Also remind students of our Student area which contains the SCCC Student Guide to Blackboard.

Getting Started in Blackboard

  1.  Logging into Blackboard

  2. Accessing your Blackboard Courses

  3. Users versus Roster tools in Blackboard

  4. Reconciling your Banner and Blackboard Rosters

  5. Changing your Start and End dates for your Blackboard Course

  6. Organizing your Course Content


Help Resources in  Blackboard

OpenSUNY Helpdesk – Once logged into Blackboard, on the Suffolk Online tab, you can find a link to the OpenSUNY Online Helpdesk as well as contact information.


Student Orientation – Students have the option to enroll in the OpenSUNY Blackboard Student Orientation course where they can learn how to use Blackboard for their courses. Click here for instructions on how to enroll.

Blackboard Help for Instructors– In the Course Menu, in the Course Management area under Control Panel then Help, there’s a link to the Blackboard Help for Instructors.HelpforInstructors

Blackboard Help for Students – In any Course Menu, by default, there’s a Help link to Blackboard’s Help site for Students. Note: While an instructor of a course has the ability to remove this link, it is highly suggested that they don’t.

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