Blackboard course sites are generated each semester for all courses, relying on data from Polaris, Bowdoin's Student Information System. During the add/drop period the system updates the course enrollment data daily to keep course rosters up-to-date. Access to Blackboard is provided to all faculty, staff, and students.

Upcoming Open Labs:
Drop in to ask questions as you develop your course content, such as adding files, creating a blog or journal, setting up a discussion board, or configuring the grade book.

Fall 2018 Schedule:
Thursday, August 2 at 10:00-11:30
Friday, August 3 at 10:00-11:30

Thursday, August 16 at 10:00-11:30

Friday, August 17 at 10:00-11:30

Thursday, August 23 at 10:00-11:30

Friday, August 24 at 10:00-11:30

Monday, August 27 at 10:00-11:30

Tuesday, August 28 at 10:00-11:30
Friday, August 31 at 10:00-11:30

All Blackboard open lab sessions will be held in the H-L Library's Electronic Classroom (lower level).

Please contact Jennifer Snow at (207-725-3707) for more information.

Please Share Your Thoughts: Blackboard Usage Survey

Bowdoin has been using Blackboard as its course management tool since 2005. Since then, the course management landscape has changed significantly, and now offers numerous improvements and additional features to support teaching and learning. Over the next several months, we will investigate Blackboard's new and updated tools, as well as examine the features of other alternatives. As you are a fundamental part of the process, we value your thoughts and would like your feedback about Blackboard. We would like to know what works (or does not), what improvements you would like to see, and what tools you cannot live without. To that end, please complete the usage survey below to share your thoughts, concerns, experiences, and perspectives.

Blackboard Usage Survey

We look forward to hearing your thoughts so that our next steps best reflect your needs and those of your students.

Please contact Jennifer Snow with questions or to share your thoughts.


Each semester Academic Technology & Consulting offers introductory, advanced, and/or refresher training sessions for Blackboard. Additionally, one-on-one sessions are available. Please contact Jennifer Snow at (207-725-3707) for more information.

Help Resources

You may download a pdf to help you get started: Getting Started using Blackboard: Quick Tips.