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Blackboard 'Sign On Error!'

What to do when you get a Sign on error in Blackboard

Passwords & Accounts: Employee

This article discusses passwords and accounts for EKU employees.

Information Technology Checklist: New Students

IT checklist for new students at EKU.

Blackboard: Instructor Basics QUICK START guide

Quick Start Guide for new Faculty Blackboard users at EKU.

Information Technology Checklist: New Employees

IT checklist for new employees.

Blackboard Training Videos

Staff at EKU have put together a number of training and tutorial videos for a variety of topics in Blackboard.  These videos are often interactive, and work on both computers and mobile devices. 

Created by EKU Information Technology:

New Courses Page - This training goes over navigation, organization, and search options for the new Courses page redesign from May 4, 2018

Blackboard: Student Basics QUICK START guide

Quick Start Guide for students new to Blackboard

Blackboard: Currently Known Issues

This page collects a list of the currently known issues with our Blackboard system.  This list will be updated as new issues are discovered or as Blackboard patches the system and fixes issues.  

Blackboard App - How to Setup

Issue: Setup Blackboard App 


1. Open app.
Open app.

Backup & Retention Policy

Time parameters for backups for various IT systems. This is a short list of important systems and the backup policies for each.

Use Microsoft Stream to Host Video Content in Blackboard

In order to reduce load on the Blackboard servers, it is a good practice not to upload videos directly to Blackboard.  Instead, all EKU users have an account on where they can upload and share videos to other EKU users.  This tutorial illustrates how to use this feature to embed video content in to your Blackboard course without hosting the videos on the Blackboard server.

First, go to and click on the sign in button in the top right:

Create Blackboard Threads

thread is a conversation within a forum that includes the initial post and all replies to it.

Blackboard Ally Basics

Blackboard Ally focuses on making digital course content more accessible and building a more inclusive learning environment.  This improves the student experience by helping them take clear control of course content with usability, accessibility, and quality in mind.

Blackboard Collaborate

Launch Blackboard Collaborate

  1. Log into Blackboard
  2. Open Course
  3. Click Tools (on the left-hand menu)
    Blackboard Collaborate
  4. Click Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to schedule and join web conferencing sessions and view recorded archives.

IT Training Video

Use Microsoft Excel to create Blackboard test questions

Here are directions to create Bb test questions/answers through an Excel spreadsheet. This method is especially efficient when you want to create new multiple-choice questions.

Create Blackboard Forums

forum is an area of the discussion board where participants discuss a topic or a group of related topics. Within each forum, students can create multiple threads.

Blackboard Collaborate Etiquette

Best Practices for a Good Session

Managing Blackboard Course Tile Images

ISSUE: Blackboard course tile image and course banner image resizing issues


Blackboard Collaborate Support

Support from Blackboard Help

Using Respondus LockDown Browser - For Instructors

Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) is a tool that you can enable in your Blackboard course to perform a somewhat automated form of test proctoring.  LDB is a web browser that will prevent students from opening other programs or going to other websites besides EKU's Blackboard.  NOTE: EKU No longer has the Monitor (video recording) portion.