Using Blackboard is intuitive for anyone familiar with web-browsing. Look for underlined words to follow links.
You can find tutorials and other guidelines at USM's Online Student Support site.
You will need the latest version of Quicktime Movie Player if your instructor uses videos online.
You can test your computer's readiness for online learning by logging into Blackboard and clicking on the Help, Tips, and Updates tab. More readiness info.
Blackboard 9.1 uses a new file management system that requires all of us to remember proper file naming and file attachment procedures.
In general, this means that filenames should contain only alpha-numeric characters (letters and numbers, no spaces, no punctuation other than a dot).
File attachments should be in .doc, .ppt, .xls, .pdf, or .txt format unless otherwise allowed by your instructor. Keep filenames short (under 30 characters).