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Blackboard Upgrade Information

Blackboard Upgrade Complete

The Blackboard upgrade and outage scheduled for June 29 - July 1 is complete. Blackboard and Blackboard Manager came back online by 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 30.

The upgrade added several new features and Grade Center improvements, and resolved some reported bugs in Blackboard.

Learn more about the new features and changes

Contact if you have questions.

Inline Assignment Grading - New Box View (formerly Crocodoc)

A new inline grading service in assignments known as New Box View replaced the previous Crocodoc service in December, 2017.

Blackboard has made several changes to New Box View since the original version, and additional New Box View improvements continue to be added as quickly as possible.

Information about New Box View - Inline Grading in Assignments

Contact the IT Help Desk at 701-231-8685 or if you have questions or need assistance.

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is an online learning management system (LMS) that allows instructors to communicate with students, post grades, information, and assignments and tests.

In Blackboard, students can:

  • Retrieve course documents
  • Turn in assignments
  • Take quizzes and tests
  • Communicate with their instructors and other students
  • Check their grades
  • Participate in Discussions and post to Blogs, Journals, and Wikis
Get Help with Blackboard

  • Login to Blackboard - click the Bb Help tab at the top-right side of the screen
  • Open Blackboard's Help from any course:

    • Instructors - click Help at the bottom of the Control Panel menu
    • Students - click Tools | Blackboard Help for Students

  • Call the IT Help Desk at (701) 231-8685
  • Submit a Help Ticket via an online form
  • Send email to:
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Blackboard Training

Visit the ITS Training page for information about upcoming training sessions.

Contact Instructional Services at if you have any questions.

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IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
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