Blackboard Course Management

Blackboard is GW's official course management system. Use it to deliver course materials, assessments, and other learning activities to your students online.

You can also provide a real-time, virtual classroom environment for your students using Blackboard Collaborate. Sessions can be hosted, recorded, and made available to students right in your Blackboard course.


Go to and log in with your GW NetID and password. If you need assistance with these credentials, please contact the GW Division of IT.

Official courses are not created manually in Blackboard. Rather, courses that exist in the GWeb Information System, and for which you are listed as the instructor, are automatically created in Blackboard and associated with your account. Each course is initially hidden from the students until you choose to make it available.

Students are automatically added to your Blackboard course based on their registration status in the GWeb Information System.


The Instructional Technology Lab team is available to assist faculty and teaching assistants using Blackboard through one-on-one consultations and workshops.

Online Support

Students can consult the Student Blackboard FAQs or contact the GW Division of IT at (202) 994-4948 for Blackboard assistance.

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