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General Info about Blackboard

Blackboard is the LMS (learning management system) for East Central University. In Blackboard, you will be able to see courses you are registered for, message your instructors, and keep track of assignments and grades. 

Helpful hint: Some courses, like labs and private music lessons, do not utilize Blackboard. Also, you will not be able to see your courses in Blackboard until the day the semester begins.

Students enrolled in online courses are expected to have basic operational skills in using Blackboard, internet web browsers, Microsoft Suite 365, generic computer technical skills and programs listed by the instructor in the course syllabus. Any issues running programs are expected to be taken care of promptly by the student by contacting IT (ECU, Blackboard or additional IT resources listed in your syllabus) at the linked and listed contacts in the Blackboard course shell. Students should reference the course syllabus in the first week to assess and ensure compliance with additional electronic expectations or programs such as webcam requirements, Respondus programs or other technology requirements.

Get the Mobile App:

1. From your tablet or phone, access the appropriate app store

2. Search for Blackboard

3. Install the Blackboard Learn app on your mobile phone

Document Converting

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and other Google apps save documents in Google’s own file formats by default.

You will need to download these documents to your Office 365 Microsoft Office Word files area.

1. Go to your Google Drive website> login to your Account> Locate the document

2. Right-click the selected document>Select Download

3. Select the file to download as a .docx file or download file and re-save as a .docx file in your Microsoft Office 365 Word Area

4. Upload the .docx document into the Blackboard Assignment area