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Blackboard Learn

Overview

Blackboard is the Learning Management System for Austin Community College. Every face-to-face, hybrid, and online course has a corresponding Blackboard course site. Blackboard is a teaching tool that enables faculty to share their course materials and build interactive activities in a single place for teaching and learning.

Access

To access Blackboard use your ACCeID credentials: http://acconline.austincc.edu 

Request Support

If you need support, please submit the TLED Media Support form. Need ideas on how to implement Blackboard features into your teaching? Please visit the Teaching Consultations & Support page to set up a consultation.

Features

    • Upload files in different formats
    • Create discussion forums, journals, blogs and wikis
    • Use the Gradebook to post grades
    • Add feedback to submitted assignments
    • Create quizzes, and exams
    • Take attendance with Qwickly

Blackboard Ally

An important feature of Blackboard is Blackboard Ally, a product that makes Blackboard course content more accessible. To learn more visit the ACC Blackboard Support page for Blackboard Ally.

Getting Started

  1. Use your ACCeID credentials to log in: http://acconline.austincc.edu 
  2. Review the articles in the Teaching & Learning Knowledge Base.

For Your Students

If your students need help with Blackboard, please direct them to the Blackboard Student Help page.

Useful Add Ons for Blackboard

 

  • Qwickly Demo Videos Take the pain out of tracking and grading student attendance with Qwickly Attendance. Qwickly Attendance enables faculty to take attendance that is automatically graded in the Blackboard Grade Center. Faculty can take attendance using an attendance list on screen or allow students to check in on their own browser, complete with a PIN and countdown timer.

 

  • Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

 

  • Brainfuse is the new online tutoring tool that is available in Blackboard. Students need to log into their Blackboard course for Brainfuse access.

 

 

  • Building Blocks are available by request only.

SUBMIT REQUEST FOR BLACKBOARD BUILDING BLOCK

Training & Support

Teaching consultations are available to help you implement this tool into your teaching.

Request Consultation

The Faculty & Instructional Support Specialists (FISS) can also provide training.

Request FISS Help

Workshops to learn about the tools available for teaching and learning are available.

View TLED Calendar

Contact

Not finding what you need? Please email TLEDcomms@austincc.edu. For help with using Blackboard for your teaching, please visit the Teaching Consultations and Support page for help options. If any content on this page needs updating, please email tledwebsite@austincc.edu.