Blackboard 9.1 Student eOrientation


This orientation explains how to use the Blackboard 9.1 system and the frequently used tools within Blackboard 9.1. Our goal is to help you learn Blackboard 9.1 basics. Modules or topics in this orientation include:

  • Locating Blackboard Help Resources
  • Navigating through Blackboard
  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Messages and Email
  • Chat
  • Discussion Board
  • Groups
  • Class Roster
  • Grades
  • Blogs and Journals
  • Wikis
  • Edit Notification Settings

You can select an individual module to review. Upon completion, you can print a certificate for the respective topic. Alternatively, you can complete the entire eOrientation and then print a single "Entire eOrientation" certificate to demonstrate you have completed the entire program.

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Technical Requirements

Disable your Pop-Up Blocker

Various sections of the eOrientation program will open in new windows. Please disable your Pop-Up Blocker to avoid potential problems.

In Internet Explorer

  1. Click Tools > Pop-up Blocker > Turn Off Pop-up Blocker
  2. When using Internet Explorer 8, make sure you click "No" if you receive message "Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?"

In Firefox

  1. Click Tools > Options
  2. Under the "Content" section uncheck "Block pop-up windows"

In Safari

  1. Click on the Safari Menu > Block Pop-Up Windows

Download Adobe Flash Player

If you plan to view and print certificates, please download and install the Adobe Flash Player. The Adobe Flash Player is available for free download at (link opens in a new window).

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Getting Started

The eOrientation modules were created in a Blackboard organization site called Blackboard Student eOrientation. You will need to self-enroll to gain access to the organization site. Below you will find instructions on how to self-enroll.  Once you have successfully self-enrolled, please read the detailed instructions on each module within the organization site.

Note: For successful completion, it is important that you pay close attention to the detailed instructions you will find within the organization site.

  1. Log in to Blackboard (link opens in a new window) using your BroncoName and BroncoPassword.
  2. Click the Organizations tab at the top of the screen.
  3. In the Organization Search box type "Blackboard 9.1 Student eOrientation" (without quotations) and click Go.
  4. Click the double-down arrow icon next to the Organization ID and then click Enroll.
  5. You will be asked to self-enroll. Click Submit to self-enroll.
  6. Click OK to move on.
  7. Read the Welcome message carefully and follow the instructions on the Welcome page.

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