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 SP13 - Enterprise License (9.1.120113.0)

    Blackboard Support

    For technical support, contact the Management Information System(MIS) Help Desk at (708)656-8000 Ext 2444. or 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


    June 4, 2015—Fall courses added into the Blackboard. Faculty have access to their course sites.
    August 18, 2015—Student enrollment added into the Blackboard learning management system.
    August 19, 2015—Fall semester set to available. Students may have access to their courses. They can access their course 5 days before the actual course start dates.
    November 9, 2015—Spring 2016 course added to Blackboard. Faculty have access to their course sites. Blackboard courses will be updated as each section is entered into the system or upon request.
    December 31, 2015—Last day that students can access their Fall courses through the Blackboard LMS.
    January 1, 2016—All fall courses becomes unavailable to student, faculty can still access their courses.
    January 8, 2016—Removal of all 2013 Summer courses from Blackboard. These courses will no longer available to faculty.