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Blackboard is a course management system that allows for dynamic learning in the online environment.


Blackboard allows students and faculty to post and share documents and other course content, communicate via e-mail and discussion boards, and even have synchronous, "real-time" conversations in a virtual classroom.

Log-in Instructions

  • Register for at least one credit hour;
  • Wait at least 24 hours after registration;
  • Find UA ID number, username and password (look-up user information);
  • Go to Blackboard and log in;

Log in to Blackboard

Using Blackboard E-mail

  • Click on the Communication navigation button;
  • Choose Send E-mail;
  • Click on Select Users;
  • Click the box of the person to be e-mailed;
  • Enter subject and message;
  • Click submit;
  • E-mail can be sent to all users in the course by choosing All Users. There is an option to send a copy of the e-mail to the sender. Attachments can be included in the e-mail.

Checking Grades in Blackboard

See UAA's video on checking grades. Grades may or may not be posted on Blackboard by instructors.