Blackboard is a web-based learning management system designed to support fully online courses or provide a space for face-to-face course supplementation. Faculty and students can access Blackboard courses anytime, anywhere from any browser.

All courses for the current semester have a Blackboard site.

How It Works

Blackboard integrates with MySuffolk to provide a space for each course taught each semester. It handles student enrollments and faculty assignments automatically.

A fully functional course space, called a “shell,” provides tools for displaying content, interacting with students, and assessing students’ work. Blackboard supports various media for creating engaging content, such as:

  • Audio and video, for example YouTube videos and Panopto, for enriched lectures
  • Discussion and journaling tools for interacting with students and encouraging them to engage with the content
  • A powerful, interactive grade center and assessment tools that enable instructors to record and assess students’ work in many ways

How to Use It

Simply log in and get started!


Whether you’re just beginning your first course with Blackboard or have used it before and need a refresher, check out the Students section. In these pages, you'll find valuable Quick Tips for working in your Blackboard course, configuring your computer, frequently asked questions, and tutorials.


As you prepare to copy your course materials for the summer session, please be aware of a critical issue regarding course copies and the discussion board. Visit the Faculty/Staff section for videos, tutorials, and other important information about course duplication, student uploads, and managing your files.

Blackboard course availability dates

Term Courses Available in Bb
Spring & Winter Intersession October 31
Summer I & II February 28
Fall May 31

Blackboard Guides for Instructors