Using Blackboard

Blackboard, located at, is a course management system. Most Harper College online courses and many traditional classroom courses use Blackboard to display a course syllabus, schedule, assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, and other course-related documents. Since it is up to each instructor to decide how Blackboard might be used, expect your courses to each look slightly different.

Using Blackboard Orientation

Complete the materials in this Using Blackboard Orientation so that you'll be comfortable in just about any Blackboard course site. The topics are listed on the left side of this page.

If you are new to Blackboard, begin with Overview and continue through all the tutorials.

If you are comfortable with Blackboard or just want a brush-up or want to find out how to use a feature that is new to you, select exactly the tutorial(s) you need from the list below:

Your instructor may direct you to complete a specific tutorial or group of tutorials. Check out the FAQ page if you have a question about Blackboard. 

Have fun exploring Blackboard!