About Blackboard

blackboard Blackboard is a web-based learning management system that allows instructors to put their syllabi, lecture notes, and assignments online for students to access at any time.  It also includes interactive features, such as web conferencing tools, discussion boards, blogs, wikis and journals, which enhance communication between students and faculty. Instructors can use Blackboard as the sole means of delivering their course or as a way to augment a traditional face-to-face class. Blackboard is the primary vehicle that OIT supports for online classes.

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Additional Tools
Supported tools licensed by FAU that can enhance your use of Blackboard.


Additional Tools

  • Desktop web conferencing tool available through Blackboard-- with mobile version now available for participants!
  • Bring audio, video, whiteboard, text, application sharing and more into your live online classes
  • Can be used for both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions


  • Personal desktop lecture capture tool that can be used to "flip" your classes
  • Record video/audio of what is on your computer screen (can include webcam)
  • Can be edited and saved in multiple file formats


  • Create and manage online exams and easily convert existing paper exams from Word
  • Publish directly to Blackboard
  • To request a copy, please submit a ticket

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  • Customized browser that prevents students from printing, copying, browsing the web or accessing other applications during an online assessment via Blackboard

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  • Help students with basic course material through a dozen learning activities, self-assessments, and games
  • Available through Blackboard or as a desktop tool (to request a copy, please submit a ticket )
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  • Plagiarism prevention tool available for assignments submitted through Blackboard
  • Plagiarism prevention tool available for assignments submitted through Blackboard

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  • A tool that allows instructors to create questions to evaluate class comprehension or retention of complex material and create an interactive learning experience by polling students
  • Integrates with Blackboard, allowing students to register their clickers online and response data to be uploaded into the grade center
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  • Allows instructors to create a link between a Blackboard course site and private course-specific audio or video podcast content without having to direct students to a separate login
  • A set of tools that enables enhanced collaboration between faculty and students by integrating “ Owl Apps ” (Google Apps for Education) with Blackboard


  • A free mobile application that brings two-way teaching and learning to mobile devices and gives students full access to their course information directly from their smartphones