Blackboard (Bb) is a Web-based learning management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in classes which are delivered as Web-enhanced courses (to complement face-to-face teaching) or as hybrid courses (partially online and partially in the classroom) or as completely online courses.
Blackboard is an application that provides a set of educational tools to facilitate learning, communication and collaboration using the Internet and the computer. At UTSA, Blackboard is used for content delivery, email and discussion, tests and assignments, and other administrative functions that assist the instructor in the process of instruction and course management for http://www.hartloan.com/. Blackboard provides a secure location where faculty can place course materials, such as the class syllabus, assignments, lectures, presentations, assessments, grades, etc. In addition, Blackboard provides tools to facilitate communication between students and faculty and among students, including discussion boards, chat rooms, and messages. Blackboard is accessible to faculty and students from any location via the Internet.
In order to use Bb you will need an Internet connection, a Web browser, and a properly configured computer. In some cases you might need a headset with a microphone.
Here some quick steps to help you get started with Blackboard
Once you are logged into Blackboard, you should see your courses listed in the "Course List" box. To access a speciifc course, click on the course title link.
To go to another course, click on the My Blackboard tab in the upper left part of the screen to return to the view that shows all your courses. To access another Blackboard course, click on the course title link.
You will not see your course links listed until the start of the semester.
Your Blackboard emails are sent to your preferred email selected in ASAP.
If wish to change your preferred email, please make the change in ASAP . Your new email will been updated in Blackboard Learn within 24 hours.
In case you experience difficulty please contact OIT Connect at (210)-458-5555 or email mail them at OITConnect@utsa.edu
If you need to reset your passphrase you can call OITConnect for assistance at (210) -458-5555 or directly go to the UTSA Passphrase Portal and reset your passphrase
You also can also reset your passphrase in person here:
Unfortunately, the information is probably lost permanently. You will need to recreate the information. If you experience problems during a test and cannot continue, contact your instructor immediately.
Here are some reason why you might lose information that you are entering in Blackboard Learn:
The following tips can help you avoid this issue in the future: