Blackboard Learning Management System


The Learning Management System (LMS) that YSU has adopted and standardized on is Blackboard. YSU’s Blackboard system is hosted off-site and provides a system that is “highly available” for faculty and students. The production YSU Blackboard system is updated on a regular basis after extensive testing is done on our “test” system. Normally the updates and/or upgrades are scheduled during the Winter break.

By default all new faculty members are given access to Blackboard and faculty members can login to the system using their “MyYSU” User ID and password at the YSU Blackboard Page. Workshops are offered through the Department of Cyberlearning (CL) on how to use the system. Faculty members can also have their Blackboard courses from other institutions restored to the YSU Blackboard system by contacting the Department of Cyberlearning.

Self Paced Tutorials and other instructional videos are available at the On Demand Learning Center for a number of topics including Understanding & Building Your Course, Communicating & Collaborating, and Assessing Learners. For your convenience, links to many common tasks are categorized below. Check the Blackboard Help Center. for more information.


Faculty Links


Getting Started: Basics for Building a Blackboard Course


Understanding and Building your Blackboard Course


Tests, Surveys, and Pools


Blogs and Journals


Grade Center




Managing Group Work


Discussion Board




Advanced Blackboard Tools


Reporting Course Utilities


Student Performance


Can't Find an Answer?


Student Links


Working in Your Course


Staying Organized and Communicating


Setting Your Preferences and Controlling Your Environment