Getting Started with Blackboard (Students)

There are several resources available for students to get started using Blackboard. 


The Guide for Online Courses and Blackboard Help will get you started with the basics of Blackboard:

  1. Guide for Online Courses - Blackboard
  2. Blackboard Help for Students (Step-by-step Documentation)
  3. Blackboard Learn: For Students (Videos)

There are several ways to get started learning about several important topics in Blackboard:

  1. Blackboard Student Overview – This introductory course is in Blackboard covers details on many topics including navigating your Blackboard course and installing the Student app on your mobile device.

Step-by-step Instructions to Complete a Specific Activity:

G Suite by Google

To be an effective student you will need to be familiar with Webmail. Your email is a Google Mail or Gmail account. TWU provides you unlimited access to G Suite by Google. This gives you access to additional applications including Calendar, Chrome Sync, Classroom, Contacts, Drive, Docs, Forms, Groups, Sheets, Sites, Slides, Talk/Hangouts and Vault. Here are some resources:

  1. G Suite Learning Center – Get the most out of G Suite with training guides, tips, and other resources.
  2. 20 Questions: Google – See how much you know about Gmail, Drive and Docs by answering these 20 online trivia questions.

For additional support, please contact the Technology Service Desk.

External Links:

  1. Guide for Online Courses - Blackboard:
  2. Blackboard Help for Students:
  3. Blackboard Learn: For Students (Videos):
  4. Blackboard Student Overview:
  5. Submitting a Turnitin Assignment:
  6. G Suite Learning Center:
  7. 20 Questions: Google:
  8. Technology Service Desk: