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Blackboard for Students

On this page you will find links to academic support services, student support services, links to technical support, tips for succeeding in an online course and general login information for Blackboard.


Once a Tiger,


Always a Tiger!





Danley Hall, Room 102

(580) 559-5884 or (580) 559-5770

study tips for online learners


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Wendy McKibben
Instructional Designer
Admin. Building, CETL Room 213


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Haley Vickers
Curriculum & Instructional Specialist
Admin. Building, CETL Room 210
(580) 559-5521




Current Course Technologies

Having difficulty balancing work and school? Click on the article below to find 4 tips to create balance while taking online courses.

How To Create A Work/School Balance While Taking Online Courses

Bb 3.5 Mobile App:

The Blackboard app is designed especially for students and is available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive support. Students can use cloud-connected accounts to submit documents for class assignments.

Students can follow these steps to download and install the Blackboard app.

  1. From your device, access the appropriate online store.
  2. Search for Blackboard.
  3. Install the Blackboard app on your mobile device.
  4. Open the Blackboard app and search for the full name of your institution.

    If you’re unable to find your institution, try modifying your search. If your school is part of a larger institution or district, try searching for that name instead.

  5. Log in with your Blackboard Learn username and password. These are typically the same credentials you use to access your Blackboard courses on a computer.



Minimum Technology Requirements:
Students enrolled in East Central University’s online courses must have reliable access to a computer and high-speed Internet access. E-mail and Internet connections are a primary means of participating in courses and are thus necessary and significant contributors to academic success.

Blackboard Login

Blackboard Privacy Policy

How to login to Blackboard:

  1. Access the Internet and go to the East Central University Home Page
  2. Click on Login at the top of the web page then select Blackboard from the menu. 
  3. Enter your User Name and Password and click Login
  4. After logging in, the first page displayed is called My Blackboard. The classes you can access are listed under the title My Courses.
  5. Click on the name of a class to enter the class.

Blackboard News:

Starting SP16 semester, students should see a Student Academic Link Tab in their BB courses. This tab will hold important links to the library, blackboard tutorials, disability services and other information that will be of help during the semester.

Here is a link to check your browser for Blackboard:  Browser Checker

Here is a link to a video tutorial on how to use the Blackboard Calendar:  Bb Calendar Video Tutorial


ECU Policy Statement: ECU's Email Policy for All Communication

  1. ECU’s Email Policy for All Communication

The principal mode of communication for East Central University (ECU) is through ECU email.  All persons are expected to regularly check their ECU email for messages.  ECU email should be the platform used to communicate information to any ECU personnel including instructors and administrative office staff within the bounds of the university’s acceptable email use and privacy policies. 

Netiquette Guide for Students

Center For Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Mission Statement

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) supports the mission of East Central University by working with faculty, staff, and students to foster successful learning environments through the exploration and use of effective pedagogical practices and instructional technology to support higher education both on campus and through distance education.