Student Resources on Blackboard
Blackboard was upgraded on 8/13/16. Blackboard looks and feels much the same to both students and instructors, as most of the changes fixed recent issues and included several behind-the-scenes improvements in accessibility, security, and performance, with some minor changes in functionality.
- 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.
- Bb Quick Start for Students
- Student Quick Start Guide
- Use the "Blackboard" link under "Online Services" at the bottom of the NDSU home page to access Blackboard's log in screen or go directly to Blackboard (www.ndsu.edu/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 communicate via Blackboard
- Many instructors use Blackboard Announcements to communicate with students. Most Blackboard courses display announcements automatically upon entry to the course and have a menu choice.
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
How to view your instructor's comments and feedback on assignments and tests
Respondus Lockdown Browser-A special browser for taking Blackboard tests
Some instructors may require that you use Respondus LockDown Browser instead of a standard browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) to take tests or quizzes in Blackboard.
If you see "Requires Respondus LockDown Browser" in the test or quiz title, you must open the Respondus LockDown Browser application to take the test -- you won't be able to use the browser you normally use.
Respondus LockDown Browser is installed on all of the public computer clusters at NDSU. The Respondus LockDown Browser application is also available for free download to your own computer (Windows and Macintosh).