Student Guide to Blackboard

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Blackboard is a web-based course management system that is used as a tool to deliver a course completely online and/or to supplement face-to-face classes.  Blackboard is available to all Stony Brook University students 24/7, from any computer with Internet access.

Instructors generally use Blackboard to:

  • Post online announcements
  • Post course content (ex: syllabi, handouts, presentations, etc...)
  • Pose questions for online discussions
  • Collect and grade assignments/assessments
  • Manage your grades and/or make them visible to you
  • Create groups for discussions and projects
  • Send emails to students
  • And much more

Students that need help with Blackboard can contact the TLT Student Help Desk by calling (631) 632-9602, emailing helpme@stonybrook.edu or by clicking here to access the TLT Student Help Desk Live Chat feature.