Blackboard Resources for Faculty

Blackboard Basics

Condensed Quick Guide to all the Basics – Blackboard 101 [PDF] – A Guide for Getting Started in a New Semester

  • Global Navigation and My Blackboard – Guide to Blackboard Navigation – this is an Blackboard company video. A few items may differ slightly in appearance from our version.
  • Printable Using My Blackboard [pdf]

Getting Set up for a New Semester

Collaborate Ultra



Export/Import & Copy

Grade Center


Creating Tests Yourself


Voice Threads – Coming soon

  • Setting up Voice Authoring in your Class [PDF]
  • Using Voice Authoring [PDF]

Blackboard Calendar

Content Editor

McGraw-Hill Connect


Managing Users in Blackboard

  • Video Introduction (video)
  • Managing Users Help Document [PDF]
  • How to log in as a Student [PDF] – ** Student Preview Mode is preferred.  _Student ID will soon be discontinued by VCCS and must be requested by email to your Blackboard Administrator.


  • Suggestions: Contact Blackboard Corporate directly – Make your Idea Heard!
  • Email for Blackboard Collaborate Suggestions

For questions concerning Blackboard, student enrollments, student usernames, etc., please contact the Blackboard System Administrator, Timothy Hoffman at 804-333-6786.