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What is Blackboard? How does Bb work?
Bb is an on-line course management system based on the Blackboard Learning System. It enables you to access the syllabus, course-related materials, assignments, assessments, and communication features provided by your instructor. In addition, you can access your grade book, discussion boards, quizzes and tests and group work areas. Bb facilitates communication between students and instructors. Bb is an authenticated system, so that you can gain access to the on-line content only if you have registered for the class.

How do I activate a Bb account?
As soon as you activate your MyLIU account and are registered for courses, you will be able to log into Blackboard. However, you may not see the courses until just prior to the start of the semester, or when advised by your instructor.
To log into Blackboard (http://blackboard.liu.edu), use the same My LIU username (firstname.lastname) and password (xxxxxxx) you have already created. If after these conditions are satisfied and you still are unable to log in, please contact your CSI.

Can I use any web browser to access Blackboard?
Blackboard is optimized for Firefox 3.0 or better, and Internet Explorer 6.0 or better on both a Mac and PC. You can access Bb from any location where you have high speed Internet.

Can i use Bb with my Mobile device? Is there an App for iPhones, Blackberries and Android phones?
Starting now with the Wi-Fi Apple® iPad™
Get the app for Mobile Learn on the Apple® iTunes App Store.
Video Link: http://www.blackboard.com/resources/mobile/ipad_ml_demo.mp4
Expanding to Android and BlackBerry® phones on Sprint, and iPod touch® and iPhone® over Wi-Fi in June – If you’re a Higher Education institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico Higher Education institution, Blackboard Mobile Learn will be available to Sprint subscribers on your campus with Android and Blackberry phones in June.

Blackboard Mobile Learn will be available over Wi-Fi to iPhone®/iPod touch® users,at no cost in The U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Yes you can use Bb on your Mobile device. Iphone and Ipad has an App for Bb and Blackberry has an App coming up Fall 2010.

How do I log in to Blackboard?
Using your preferred web browser, go to http://blackboard.liu.edu. Once there, click on the Log in button, then use your MyLIU credentials to access Blackboard.

What happens if I change my MyLIU password?
The Blackboard system automatically synchs with your changes in MyLIU, so any changes are immediately reflected.

What if I lose or forget my username or password?
Contact your CSI for information on how to reset your password.

Where can I find tutorials and resources to learn about the parts of Blackboard?
Check the Videos section

In Person:
CSI – Brooklyn
Library Learning Center - Room 301 Hours – 9AM to 5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Phone: 718-488-3313
Post
Lobby of Hillwood Commons Open Hours – 9AM to 5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9AM to 7PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Phone: 516-299-3967

My instructor is using a feature of Bb that I don't know about. Where do I go for help?
Check the Videos section, the how-to documentation or visit your CSI.

In Person:
CSI – Brooklyn
Library Learning Center - Room 301 Hours – 9AM to 5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Phone: 718-488-3313
Post
Lobby of Hillwood Commons Open Hours – 9AM to 5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9AM to 7PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Phone: 516-299-3967

I am taking an incomplete in one of my courses this semester. Will I still be able to access that course on my Blackboard?
Your course list will be automatically updated based on the official student registration information available at the time of the update. In most circumstances the updates for official courses will occur nightly. When you add a course, you will see it in your course list when the Blackboard is updated. When you drop a course, your course status will be changed to "inactive" and you will no longer have access to it. At the end of the add/drop period, you will be purged from the course that you have dropped.

Is my course on Blackboard?
By default all of your courses appear in Blackboard. Your course instructor will let you know if the system is being used for your course.