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Student Resources on Blackboard

Blackboard Upgrades

NDSU is committed to keeping the Blackboard system current by installing the most up-to-date versions when they are available.

Learn about the most recent upgrade features and changes.

What's New in Blackboard?


  • 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 Blackboard Announcements to communicate with students. Most Blackboard 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

How to view your instructor's comments and feedback on assignments and tests

Lockdown Browser-A special browser for taking Blackboard tests

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Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2016 12:51:08 PM