Blackboard Learn

What Is It?

Blackboard Learn is the centrally-supported learning management system used by faculty and students at UIC.

  • Instructors will see their Blackboard course sites 90 days prior to the start of every semester. Blackboard course sites are created for most CRN-related courses, as reflected in the course catalog.
  • Students will be added to course sites two weeks before the start of the semester. Blackboard course sites are made unavailable to students by default, and instructors determine when to make their courses available to their students.

Other Service Names

Blackboard Ultra, Learning Management System

Where Can I Get It?

Select the type of request needed from the buttons located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

Learn how to use Blackboard by visiting the Blackboard page on the Learning Technology Solutions (LTS) website.

How Can I Find Out More?

Technology Solutions welcomes any questions you have about this service. Please reach out to us.

Service Levels

Incident Resolution Time Under 2 business days unless escalation to the vendor is required
Service Availability
Maintenance Window(s) Weekly maintenance window: Friday, 1:00am - 5:00am
Service Notification Channel(s) IT Service Notices and Blackboard Landing Page:
Access Blackboard Learn Request Course Copy Request Course Site Template Request Course Site Merge Contact LTS Support Office Request Ongoing Site Request Restoration of Archived Course Site Request LTI Integration

Related Articles (62)

A total column can be added by going to the grade center, clicking Create Calculated Column, and selecting Total Column.
It takes 24 hours for student courses to reflect in Blackboard.
You can add text using the content editor
A “beta” release of a new Chromebook extension for LockDown Browser is currently available for exams delivered in Blackboard Learn (Original view). This version of the LockDown Browser Chromebook extension also supports Respondus Monitor. During the beta period, instructors will need to allow the use of LockDown Browser for Chromebook on a per exam basis.
Students are enrolled into a CRN course site automatically.
The Technology Solutions sponsored tool called Panopto, allows instructors to create an assignment that allows students the ability to upload a video to Blackboard.
Acadly is a classroom interactivity tool with features for in-class student response, math-TeX support, and no limits on the number of responses. The Acadly mobile app can be used to take automatic attendance in on-campus and hybrid courses.
iThenticate is a cloud-based anti-plagiarism software available to faculty and graduate students to check papers, theses, grant proposals, books, etc. Undergraduate students should use SafeAssign (part of Blackboard) to check undergraduate papers.
The course name can be changed by going into Customization and then Properties.
Changing the Entry Point of your Blackboard course is easy. Follow the instructions below or watch the video below to see how to change your course Entry Point.
To add a banner to the exemplary course template, you will first require a 480 by 80 pixels image that you would like to use as your course banner. You can create this image using applications like MS Paint or Adobe Illustrator. You can also choose to edit the sample Banner provided in the Exemplary course template.
The Export Grade tool allows instructors to export grades to Banner. This tool can be found under Course Tools in the left navigation bar.
Attendance can be tracked manually or using a Student Response System.
The UIC Blackboard Learn service offers instructors and teaching assistants in course sites the images of students that appear on their University iCard so that they can easily associate student names and faces in their courses. All students are not required to have ID pictures, and some students have opted to have their images remain private.
Explains how an instructor can see a list of all his/her students


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Service Offerings (8)

Blackboard Learn Access
Access Blackboard, UIC's learning management system for course-related activities and grade reporting.
Blackboard Course Site Copy
Request to copy Blackboard content from one course site to another.
Blackboard Course Site Template
Request a template to help you start your Blackboard course with built-in best practices in instructional design.
Blackboard Merge Course Sites
Multiple course sites can be merged into a single Blackboard course.
Blackboard Course Quota Increase
Each course site in Blackboard is restricted to a size limit of 2 GB for course materials to properly manage storage resources and ensure adequate system performance. If more storage space is needed, the quota can be increased in 1 GB increments once the request is approved.
Blackboard Ongoing Sites
Ongoing Blackboard work sites are not attached to a Course Reference Number.
Blackboard Archived Course Site Restoration
Request the restoration of a Blackboard course that is more than 3 years old.
Blackboard LTI Integrations
Integrations allow a seamless connection between a web-based tool that is outside of the learning platform and the learning platform (Blackboard Learn) itself.