Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

Blackboard New Users

New To Blackboard?

Primer of first considerations for first time online faculty.

Starters: A course template and a guide to Ten Minimum RequirementsFaculty should have in the Blackboard site.

Here is a brief tutorial on how to set up a minimal site in BlackboardDocument / Video

Here is a brief overview (pdf) of the new environment

Getting Started

Here is a page of system requirements and browser compatibility for Bb9.1.  It will give you a comprehensive list of configurations that will work for your PC or Mac.  Google Chrome compatibility has improved with 9.1, but is still progressing.

Here is a technical test page for your computer. (
(If this link isn't working for you, you can get there in Bb9 by clicking on the Help, Tips and Updates tab.)