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Basic Navigation

Home Screen

When you login to the Blackboard system, you will see this screen:

The module titled "My Courses" (circled in Red) shows you all the courses you are enrolled in.  There are also tabs at the top of the screen.  When you sign on, you are in the "My Institutions" tab.  Other tabs that are relevant to students are:

Courses tab- lists all the courses you are enrolled in (courses older than one year may not be shown)

Community tab- lists clubs/organizations that use Blackboard as a means of communicating with members

eCard tab- shows students their card balance for Charger Cash, Dining Dollars, and Printing.  For more information on eCard, go to


Course Navigation

Clicking on one of your courses will take you to the course's home page screen:

The home screen has modules for different helpful tools related to the course. The "My Announcements" module shows any announcements that the professor has posted.  If any tasks, assignments, or calendar events have been set up, those will display as well.  The course menu on the left (circled in red) is where you would go to see anything that the professor has posted and to submit any online assignments and take any quizzes/tests.  The amount of information available in the course depends on each professor's individual preferences for teaching the course.

Note: Sometimes the course menu is collapsed.  When this happens, simply click on the arrow on the left side of the screen.  See screenshot below.

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