Each of the themes listed below takes you to a list of related guides and videos aimed at improving your knowledge of Blackboard.

If you are having trouble accessing the links, please try searching for your query in the IT Support Centre’s Knowledge Base by typing in the “Search” box.

Start of Year

Full details of how to activate and roll forward Blackboard courses from one year to the next can be found on this page:

TLSO: Blackboard and Start of Year and Semester 2 2018-19

The information on this page will guide you through the procedures allowing you to

  • roll forward an existing Bb9 course from last year’s space to a this year’s space,
  • activate a blank Bb9 course based on a School template/standard course structure for an entirely new course, or
  • activate a blank Bb9 space in order to copy in last year’s course which has a new course code for this year.

If you are not sure which of the above applies to your course, refer to the Knowledge Base article: Preparing Blackboard course for start of year and semester 2 (STAFF)

Getting Started with Blackboard

The following resources offer guidance on setting up your Blackboard space using the standard course structure and adding and managing content.

Get Started

Content Creation and Management

The following resources offer guidance on creating and managing content for your Blackboard 9 course.

Course Content Basics

Communication and Collaboration

The following resources offer guidance on using some of the Blackboard 9 interactive tools for communicative and collaborative purposes.

Comparison of Blackboard’s Collaborative Tools


Managing Group Work

Using the Discussion Board

Blogs and Journals


Grading Discussion Boards, Blogs, Wikis and Journals

eAssessment and Feedback

The following resources offer guidance for eAssessment and feedback in Blackboard 9.

Assessment in Bb9

Assignments (using Turnitin)

Assignments (using Blackboard Assignment tool)

Grade Centre

Further resources



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