Best Practices:

Firewall Information

Most of Blackboard Learn is accessible via standard network ports (80 and 443). On occasion Firewalls can become an issue when trying to access Blackboard.

Course Readiness Tutorial

The Course Readiness Tutorial video will walk you through verifying and updating your Blackboard course for the new semester. This step-by step tutorial also showcases some tips and best practices that will help improve the quality of your course.

ProctorU Best Practices for Instructors

If exams in your course will be proctored using the online proctoring service ProctorU, an exam request form containing the Blackboard exam settings will need to be submitted.  Here you will find detailed instructions to guide you as well as contacts for additional help.