BlackBoard Learn is the current system used by Purdue University to manage and deliver course materials electronically. BlackBoard can provide many things for your students, including:
- Online distribution of syllabi and other important course documents and multimedia
- Administration of quizzes, tests, and surveys
- Facilitation of online threaded discussions
- Submission of assignments and projects
- Collaboration through blogs and wikis
- Integration of content from textbook publishers and other outside sources
The Office of Learning Technology is here to help you with your BlackBoard needs, whether it is about learning how to use its many features, or following current best practices in online and hybrid learning. We can also help you with troubleshooting issues related to your use of BlackBoard as a teaching tool. Our job is to support faculty in their instructional technology initiatives in order for them to deliver the very best courses they can.
For technical support issues such as login problems, enrollment into courses, and all student-generated issues, you may contact the Information Services Helpdesk at 219-785-5511.
For all questions and issues, please use the Services@PNC ticket system to request assistance.
Tutorials and More for BlackBoard Learn
In addition to the support options above, this website contains help sheets and tutorial videos for nearly every available function of BlackBoard Learn, and we highly encourage you to take a look at what we have to offer! We are routinely updating this site to ensure that all tutorials are comprehensive and current for the newest versions of BlackBoard Learn when they are released.
Requesting a Starter Course Shell
There are several course shells available that you may use to start creating your course from, ranging in complexity from “basic” to “complete.” These shells will help you get started with your course design, especially if this is a new course or you are getting ready to re-imagine a course you currently teach.
If you would like to request a course shell, please indicate the type of shell that you would like and email us at email@example.com. We can work with you after you receive your course shell to help you further work on and refine your course – just let us know the type of support you need.