Blackboard Course Management

Manage and deliver course materials online, including: syllabi, assignments, exams, and other learning activities.

  • Use the Grade Center to send grades and feedback to students.
  • Share dynamic content using tools such as YouTube and SlideShare.
  • Promote student interaction with Discussion Forums, Blogs, and Wikis.
  • Ensure the originality of student writing by collecting papers with SafeAssign.

Blackboard Collaborate

Provide a real-time, virtual classroom environment for your students directly in Blackboard. Sessions can be hosted, recorded, and made available to students right in your Blackboard course.

  • Lead web tours and share applications on your computer.
  • Hold online office hours or question-and-answer sessions.
  • Host guest speakers or student presentations.

Check out our Getting Started for Moderators guide (PDF) and FAQs to learn more. Also, share the Getting Started for Participants guide (PDF) with your students to give them a head start.

Using Collaborate Ultra?  Our faculty guides can help you get started.

Getting Started

  • Login to Blackboard with your GW NetID and password. (If you need assistance with these credentials, please contact the GW Division of IT).
  • Browse through our Blackboard FAQs to learn the basics. Start with a General Overview and make your way through other engaging topics.
  • When logged into Blackboard, check out the "Just in Time" section for timely tips and updates, as well as, the Blackboard Guides section for an extensive list of help documentation.


Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) staff are available to provide one-on-one consultations during open lab hours or by appointmentThe ITL also regularly offers face-to-face and online workshops on many Blackboard topics.

Students should consult the Student Blackboard FAQs or contact the GW Division of IT helpdesk for Blackboard assistance.

Quick Links

Faculty Guides