Blackboard Support and Resources
Blackboard Course Sites can be accessed immediately at http://blackboard.philau.edu.
Input the same username and password as one would for WebAdvisor and PhilaU e-mail. Please note that passwords expire every 90 days, and the Blackboard site provides no advance warning. Click "Forgot Your Password?" if a new password is required.
BLACKBOARD COURSES, COURSE CONTENT and STUDENT ENROLLMENT
Any teaching assignments, as well as enrollments for courses (adds and drops) are automatically reflected in Blackboard courses within 24 hours of the official assignment, exactly as viewed within WebAdvisor.
Please note that no content is copied and no courses are combined without a request from an instructor. If an instructor needs content imported from elsewhere, such as from previous semesters or from a course cartridge; or if an instructor wishes to combine multiple sections of a course, please reply or submit a request to the Technology Help Desk using the online form.
SYLLABUS POSTING AND STUDENTS ACCESS
Blackboard course sites are set to become "available" (visible to students) one week prior to the start of each semester. This allows students to prepare for classes by providing access to posted syllabi, information about the course text and/or other materials, as well as contact information for the instructor(s) prior to the first day of class.
Instructors can change the course availability and make the course visible or invisible to students at any time.
Simply click on "Customization" (under Control Panel) and open "Properties". Go to the third section "Set Availability" to make changes.
LONG-TERM COURSE ACCESS
Courses are made unavailable to students after Incomplete grades turn to F's at the Registrar's office. However, instructors will have access to course sites up to one year after the course has completed.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BLACKBOARD
Please visit the following sites for brief tutorials about how to get the most from our new Blackboard Learn 9.1 system:
- Getting Started, Notifications, Course Setup, Content Mgmt., Assessments
- Discussion Board, Content Collection, Course Tools and Social Learning, Groups
- Grade Center Navigation, Viewing/Grading Attempts, Managing Views, Calculated Columns, Reports
- On Demand Blackboard Training
MORE INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS ABOUT BLACKBOARD
Students can visit the following sites for brief tutorials about how they can achieve the most through our new Blackboard Learn 9.1 system:
For further assistance, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 215-951-4648 or by Email at HelpDesk@PhilaU.edu