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Blackboard

(Also known as Learning Management System, Olé)

Blackboard Olé is the learning management system used at the University of San Diego. It contains a robust, full-featured set of tools for managing online classes to enhance student learning. Faculty can provide digital content for courses, including syllabi, lectures, quizzes, and assignment submission, while also fostering a collaborative learning environment.

Available to

Student, Staff, Faculty

Features

Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) used at USD. This online portal allows students to access courses online as provided by their faculty members. Blackboard is the interactive e-learning system with a set of web based tools that facilitates online learning. Blackboard tools consist of syllabus, learning modules, discussion, chat, quiz, assignment tools and more. It also allows for collaboration through chat and message boards.

You may wish to use Blackboard as part of a class requirement or an optional resource for a course, provided your instructor has created a page for your class.

Requirements

Faculty or staff must attend a new user training class to learn essentials of the system and understand the USD Blackboard guidelines and procedures before having a course activated on Blackboard. Classes are offered regularly and you can sign up at guin.sandiego.edu/tutorials/Blackboard%3A%20Essentials

All users must have a compatible web browser for access. To check your browser, visit ole.sandiego.edu and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click "Test Your Browser" to make sure your browser is compatible.

How to use

To access Blackboard, please visit ole.sandiego.edu and log in with your USDOne username and password. You may then select the specific class page you wish to visit and begin accessing resources and submitting assignments.

Support

If you are experiencing difficulty with Blackboard please contact the ITS Help Desk at (619) 260-7900. You may also create your own ticket online for assistance by creating a ticket at www.sandiego.edu/its/requests/submit.php . Specific questions regarding classes not listed, and resources/assignments not present in Blackboard should first be fielded to your instructor before contacting ITS.

Scheduled Maintenance and weekly backup will occur every Thursday morning between 12am and 3am.

Getting started

Before having a course activated on Blackboard, faculty or staff must attend a New User training class to learn essentials of the system and understand the USD Blackboard guidelines and procedures. Classes are offered regularly and you can sign up at guin.sandiego.edu/tutorials/Blackboard%3A%20Essentials

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