The Information Technology Commons supports Blackboard and its related technologies. For assistance with any of these, please contact the Tech Commons at You may also call 304-367-4810 option 3.

Supported Software & Tools


Our current version of Blackboard is Blackboard Learn 9.1 201404. Here is some helpful information on this service pack:

Blackboard Manuals & Resources:

Blackboard Learn 9.1 is our online course management systems which provides a set of tools that facilitate a web-based learning environment.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 On Demand Learning Center

Blackboard provides short, on-demand videos and resources for building content, communication, collaboration, and assessment.  Each of the links below provides several helpful videos and documents.

Publisher Content Assistance

StudyMate by Respondus

StudyMate Class, a companion tool to Respondus, is a tool which can be used to create learning objects, practice quizzes and unscored exams.

StudyMate Class Demo Video (requires Adobe Flash Player)

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.

LockDown Browser Demo Video (requires Adobe Flash Player)


Safe Assign by Blackboard

The Safe Assign plagiarism tool makes it easy to identify students who submit unoriginal work, and also acts as a powerful deterrent to stop plagiarism before it starts.

SafeAssign by Blackboard

Turning Technologies - Student Response System (Clickers)

Student response technology is an effective tool that helps facilitate pedagogical best practices and enhance student learning.


ConnectYard - Emergency Text Messages & Communication


This guide was designed to help with the formatting of syllabuses, course descriptions, outlines, etc., for Blackboard documents. These are basic HTML codes that will allow you to easily format a document to be viewed over the Internet



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Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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