Blackboard Resources

Blackboard Help for Learn 9.1
Better understanding for building your course, communicating & collaborating, assessing learners, and student help.

Blackboard Grader App
Grade assignments efficiently with the iPad Grader app for Blackboard. Learn how to grade submissions, grade using a rubric, annotate and much more here!

Collaborate Tools
Get information about Virtual Classroom, Blackboard IM, & Voice, and see how seamlessly these products work in and out of MUOnLine.’s Blackboard 9.1 Essential Training for Instructors
(Login via with your MUNet username and password)
In this course, Dr. Patrick Crispen teaches the ins and outs of Blackboard 9.1 so that educators and trainers can get up to speed in the system quickly, even if they’ve never used Blackboard before. The course covers customizing a course site, managing users, adding and organizing content, including multimedia. It also shows how to perform student assessments in the Grade Center, as well as how to communicate with students and encourage participation and collaboration.

MUOnLine at Marshall University Student Guide
This is an abbreviated version the Design Centers created to distribute to students to familiarize them with common Blackboard tools.

Subscription to Turnitin ended July 2014. Blackboard currently offers an alternative called Safe Assign. You can use Safe Assign to prevent plagiarism and create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase. Safe Assign is an effective deterrent and educational tool.

Safe Assign compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify any overlap. This is based on a unique text matching algorithm capable of detecting exact and inexact matches between papers and source material.