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What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is a course management system used by USI faculty and students. Many of your courses will require you to use Blackboard. Students can access course materials their professors make available and participate in class discussions online.

To view tutorials, please visit the following pages: 


Tablets and cell phones are not compatible with Blackboard.  Blackboard needs Java to run and the Android, iOS, and Windows RT platforms do not support Java.   There may also be additional problems with internet availability and/or cell phone signals.  For these reasons we do not recommend using tablets, cell phones, and similar devices with Blackboard.  The Blackboard app has very limited capabilities and should not be seen as an alternative.