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Blackboard is a web-based course management system that makes it easy for instructors to manage materials distribution, assignments, communications, and other aspects of instruction for their courses. This service is available at no cost and is supported for use by all faculty and instructors at Cornell University and extension units. Use of Blackboard is subject to the terms and conditions set forth on the Terms and Conditions page.



  • 7 Things Instructors Should Know About Blackboard (PDF)
  • Blackboard Workshops – Several “Getting Started with Blackboard” and “Using Blackboard for Assessments and Grades” workshops are available in January 2018. For dates and to register, visit these times do not work or your department is looking for specific Blackboard training, we are always happy to provide training for individuals, departments, TAs or instruction groups at your convenience. Contact us to discuss your training needs.

For more information about Blackboard or other services, such as video hosting and production, lecture capture, e-portfolios, assessment tools, or polling and clickers, email us at or browse this help website.


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