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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, private journals, and wikis.

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:
All sessions will be held in the H-L Library's Electronic Classroom (basement level). Drop-in, if you have questions or need help!

Spring 2015 Schedule:
Friday, January 16 at 10:30-12:00
Friday, January 23 at 10:30-12:00

Please contact Jennifer Snow for more information.


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.

Help Resources

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