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About Blackboard

Blackboard Learn™ Original is the Learning Management System chosen by the University to help instructors provide effective and engaging learning in the classroom and beyond. Blackboard is a robust system with many options for communication, collaboration, and assessment.

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Access Blackboard

Visit the login page at and log in with your UMass Boston email user name and password.

Learning with Blackboard: Student Orientation

The following is a list of guides and demonstrations that we recommend you provide to students to help orient them to Blackboard. 

Teaching with Blackboard

Course Design Guidance

Contact Learning Design Services at for help with designing your course according to best practices established at UMass Boston.

Request Your Content Copied

The University provides a Blackboard course shell for every class listed in WISER, with a blank template already applied. To reuse content from a previous semester please fill out the Course Content Request form.

Blackboard Policies and Procedures

Blackboard Course Data Storage Policy

Courses taught on Blackboard are stored for three years. Faculty are encouraged to download archives of their courses. Learn more about the Blackboard Course Data Storage Policy and access resources for archiving and importing content.

Technical Support

Phone and online 24/7 technical assistance is available to students and faculty. The same support is accessible through the Help button present in all Blackboard courses.

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