Supported Technology


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.

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. 

NOTE: If you are using Google Chrome to access these videos, you may have to enable Flash. Click here for the instructions to do so.


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)

TurningPoint 8 software

NOTE: The no install software can be downloaded onto a flash drive and carried from computer to computer.


Download TurningPoint 8 No Install

Download TurningPoint 8 Install


TurningPoint 8 Resources

Download TurningPoint 8

TurningPoint 8 User Guide

TurningPoint 8 Webinar Schedule

TurningPoint 8 Video Tutorials

MS Office 365 and Email

All students are provided with a free online Office 365 account. This account provides an email account, online storage, as well as access to the various online MS Office 365 applications (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) which are all conveniently accessed from a single interface available wherever and whenever you need it.


Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments.


Ensemble, or Fairmont State Video, is an online video platform. Instructors use Fairmont State Video to enhance teaching, learning and communication and to manage course media in an easy to use video content management system.


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




Fall/Spring Term Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

Saturdays and Sundays, beginning May 11th: closed
May 13th to May 31st: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 3rd to August 2nd: Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Fridays, 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
August 5th to August 16th: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 18th: resume regular term hours

Contact Info

IT Commons
Room 139 Ruth Ann Musick Library
Phone: 304.367.4810
Online Help: Quick Answers