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Blackboard, the College's course/learning management system (CMS/LMS), is a web-based solution for online delivery of course-based instructional materials offering an easy-to-use interface and instructional management tools that require no HTML authoring skills. ITS offers Blackboard workshops for College faculty and maintains online Blackboard support resources. Extensive Blackboard support resources are also available online from Blackboard directly.

Current Blackboard Version

Blackboard Learn (Release 9.1.130093.0)

Current Blackboard Supported Browsers (Release 9.1 SP13)

Supported Browsers


Contacting the Blackboard Administrator

Contact the F&M Blackboard Administrator at


Blackboard Software Update and Policy Addendum

Blackboard Enhancements 2013
With the endorsement of the Committee on Academic Technology (CAT), Information Technology Services (ITS) will be implementing software enhancements to the Blackboard Learning Management System to take effect beginning July 5, 2013. This update is critical due to issues of security and support.

Although this update will NOT affect content from your previous Blackboard courses, there will be a significant change in the way Blackboard looks and responds when you log in to the new version. Regular Blackboard users will recognize most of the menus and features in this new interface, but we strongly suggest that everyone take some time to become familiar with the new look and function of Blackboard before the Fall 2013 semester begins.

ITS will be holding Blackboard workshops and open houses in August, and as always, Teb and Charles are happy to help you individually during the summer. They can be reached by emailing the Blackboard Administrator. ().

For a preview of the new features, visit Blackboard’s information page for educators.

Blackboard End-of-Semester Course Availability Policy
The end-of-semester course availability policy manages the F&M Blackboard course availability.

Blackboard Course Archive Policy
Blackboard courses are periodically archived. More information on the policy is available online.

Blackboard Mobile Learn
Note: Beginning on September 17, 2012, Blackboard Mobile will implement a new End-User License for Blackboard mobile app users. More information on the policy is available online.

Blackboard @ F&M Known Issues

In this section we will post known issues with Blackboard and the current level of resolution and workarounds.

Forgot your password?

Follow these instructions to access your Blackboard password.

Creating a Blackboard Course

Teaching with Blackboard and need to set up a Blackboard course?

Blackboard courses are created automatically (similar to how course folders are generated on eDisks) eliminating the need to request individual Blackboard courses. To view your Blackboard courses, please log on to Blackboard @ F&M.

Visit the Create a Blackboard Course site for more information.

Blackboard Online QuickStarts

Blackboard QuickStarts, designed to provide short, concise instructions for using Blackboard.

Blackboard Course List:

Access to specific course materials within Blackboard is determined by each faculty member. While much information may be available only to registered students, some courses do allow previewing as a guest.

Blackboard vs. eDisk:

How do these two services differ? Learn more...