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Student Resources on Blackboard

What's New in Blackboard?

Blackboard Upgrade

The Blackboard system at NDSU was upgraded to the latest version on December 27 and 28, 2013. We think you'll like the changes!

Learn about the changes at

Contact the ITS Blackboard support team at or the IT Help Desk at 231-8685 If you have questions or concerns.


  • Blackboard is a web-based course management system designed to allow students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or use online materials and activities to complement teaching and learning.
  • Getting Started with Blackboard video tutorial for students
  • Student Quick Start Guide

Log In?

  • Use the "blackboard" link in the NDSU home page to access Blackboards log in screen or link directly to Blackboard .
  • All NDSU enrolled students are automatically assigned a Blackboard login. Blackboard uses the same login (normally firstname.lastname) and password used by NDSU e-mail and the cluster machines.
  • Before you can login to Blackboard the first time you need to activate your electronic identity at NDSU. Please visit the Activating Your Student Blackboard Account page for specific instructions on activating your Blackboard account, or read more about your NDSU electronic identity.

How to customize Blackboard

How to communicate via Blackboard


  • Many instructors use Bb announcements to communicate with students. Most Bb courses display announcements automatically upon entry to the course and have a menu choice.

Send E-mail

How to access course materials

  • Use the course menu options to get the documents you need.

How to submit assignment

How to take Blackboard tests

Lockdown Browser-A special browser for taking Bb tests

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North Dakota State University
IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
Campus address: Quentin Burdick Building 206
Physical/delivery address: 1320 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4510 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:11:04 AM