Blackboard is Bowdoin's web-based course and organization management system. It provides many services and tools to faculty and students, including course web pages, discussion boards, and photo rosters. Additionally, Blackboard contains tools that can assist faculty in managing a course or enhancing learning activities with features, including an electronic gradebook, online exams and surveys, assignment submission tools, and blogs and wikis.
Blackboard course sites are generated each semester for all courses, relying on data from the Student Records 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, Fall 2013:
All sessions will be held in the H-L Library's Electronic Classroom (basement level). Drop-in, if you have questions or need help!
Friday, September 6 @ 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, September 13 @ 1:30-2:30pm
Friday, September 20 @ 1:30-2:30pm
Blackboard Training Schedule, Fall 2013:
Below is the list of scheduled Introduction to Blackboard training sessions. All sessions will be held in the H-L Library's Electronic Classroom (basement level).
Please contact Jennifer Snow for more information.
The Library now provides access to the majority of journals published by Wiley Blackwell through a new model called Article Select. Instead of paying prohibitive journal subscription fees up front, we now pay per article used. The Library has created a page with more information and instructions on how to download the article and then upload it to Blackboard.
Each semester IT offers introductory, advanced, and/or refresher training sessions for Blackboard. To view the schedule and to register, please visit the Training web page. Additionally, IT offers one-on-one sessions. Please contact Jennifer Snow for more information.
You may download a pdf to help you get started: Getting Started using Blackboard: Quick Tips.