Blackboard Assistance

Blackboard 9.1


Blackboard is a Web-based learning management system that is maintained by the Virginia Community College System. This site provides information and instructions on how to use Blackboard for your online, hybrid and/or face-to-face courses. 

Blackboard works with both Windows and Macintosh computers. Make sure that your browser and operating system are Blackboard certified:

**Currently using Blackboard Learn™ Release 9.1, Service Pack 11

The following student tutorials will provide you with guidance and assistance in the use of the Blackboard system used by DSLCC. If you have further questions after viewing the videos, contact your instructor or the Technical Services team - helpdesk(at) or ext:2911.

Assignments, Tests and Grades

Submitting an Assignment
Taking a Test Online
Checking Your Grades

Using the Discussion Board

Creating a Discussion Board Post
Creating a New Thread
Replying to a Discussion Board Thread
Organizing Discussion Board Posts
Viewing Discussion Board Grades

Organization and Communication

Sending an Email from your Course
Adding an Event to your Calendar
Managing your Course and Personal Tasks

Working in Groups
Customizing your Group Homepage

Creating a Blog (used in some courses)
Creating a Wiki Page (used in some courses)
Linking Wiki Pages
Viewing Your Contribution to a Wiki Page

Adding modules to your page (the video refers to "My Institution" page. This corresponds to the "College Connect" page on your Blackboard site)