What is Blackboard?

  • Blackboard Learn

    What is Blackboard Learn?
    Blackboard is a web-based Learning Management System (LMS) that enables Morton College educators to provide students with course materials, class discussions, assignments and assessments online. Blackboard is a powerful tool that can enhance both on-campus and distance only learning experiences.

    Blackboard Learn is the successor of previous Blackboard LMS CE8. Current version: Blackboard Learn ™ Course Delivery - Enterprise License (9.1.201410.160373)

    Blackboard Support

    For technical support, contact the Management Information System(MIS) Help Desk at (708)656-8000 Ext 2444. or send an email to HelpDesk@morton.edu.

    Blackboard Course Site

    *Faculty NO LONGER need to fill out a course request form.You will have to fill out the online form only if you want to merge enrollment of multiple sections into one course site, or need assistance to copy content from previous taught course. Here is the link to  the online merge enrollment form. Once multiple course sections are merged, making changes to the course ID, name, or section number is not recommended. So please make sure you have verified each course section number and be sure to enter correct information and click “submit” button only once!

    *Students’ last course access date is two weeks after the end of each semester. The end of access date will apply to all courses (16 week regular, late starting, and short-term courses) unless instructor make changes.

    Important Dates for Bb Learn courses

    Summer 2016

    April 7, 2016 – add summer courses add into the Blackboard Learn (BbLearn). Faculty may access their course sites in Blackboard by the end of day
    May 20, 2016 – add summer course enrollments into the BbLearn learning management system. All summer courses set to available. Students may access to their summer course sites through the BbLearn (depending on their course start-date)
    August 22, 2016 – Last day that students can access their summer courses through BbLearn. All summer courses becomes unavailable to student. Faculty can still access their courses

    Fall 2016

    May 19, 2016 – add Fall courses into the Blackboard Learn (BbLearn). Faculty may access their course sites in Blackboard by the end of day
    August 15, 2016 – add Student enrollment into the Blackboard learning management system. All fall courses set to available. Students start to have access to their fall course sites through the Blackboard LMS (depending on course start-date)
    January 2, 2017 – Last day that students can access their Fall courses through the BbLearn. All fall courses becomes unavailable to student, faculty can still access their courses

    January 9, 2017—Removal of all 2014 Summer courses from Blackboard. These courses will no longer available to faculty.