Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is the primary learning managment system (LMS) in use at Ashland University. An LMS is an application available via a browser and specialized mobile and tablet apps that is used for instructors to share and create course materials and assessments, enter grades, and provide interactive opportunities for students in online courses, hybrid and blended courses, and as part of face-to-face courses.

Quick Facts about Blackboard Learn at Ashland:

  • Blackboard Learn is accessible on the web at --- you'll log in to Blackboard with the same username and password you use for your AU email, Webadvisor, and logging in to campus computers. Blackboard works on mobile phone and tablet web-browsers, but there are also specific iOS and Android mobile apps available. You'll find links to those on the "Support" tab in Blackboard.
  • Course Sites in Blackboard Learn are automatically created and updated based on information from Registration and Records -- several times a day Blackboard is updated with current enrollment and course information from Registration and Records. Any current term course and any course that will begin in the next 100 days will be updated. As an instructor, this means that courses you will be teaching will have course sites created 100 days before the start of the term. As a student, this means that within 24 hours of registering for a course your name will be added to that course's Blackboard roster.
  • Blackboard Course Sites will automatically become available to students at midnight on the first day of the term -- Instructors can choose to make course sites available earlier (click here for a handout with instructions) but without instructor intervention, students will not be able to see a course site in Blackboard until the course has officially started.
  • Blackboard Course Sites will become unavailable to students two weeks after the course ends -- the instructor can choose to change this end date, or can make arrangements for students to continue incompletes after this date-- send an email to with requests.
  • As the instructor, you can request that other faculty or guest speakers receive access to your course shells -- please see our Blackboard Forms page and complete a request form, or send an email to

How do I get help?

  • On your Blackboard welcome page, you'll see a link to the "Blackboard Student Orientation" which walks through the use of Blackboard as a student, covering topics like participating in a disucssion forum and submitting an assignment.
  • Instructors will also see a link to the "Blackboard Guide and Reference for Faculty" which is an in-depth training and reference guide for all Blackboard functions. Also, further down on this page is a list of our training handouts and videos.
  • Reach out to us! Send an email to and we'll respond quickly to answer your question and help you troubleshoot problems!

Blackboard Help Documentation

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