Blackboard is OWU’s online learning management system (LMS) available at It can be used in a variety of ways to share information with students, foster online collaboration, accept assignments, record grades, collect surveys, and assess students.

Our Blackboard Learn system is release 9.1 service pack 6, and is hosted by the University of Cincinnati. It is updated from PowerCampus every 2 hours from 5:30 AM to 7:30 PM.

Courses are created unavailable to the students. Instructors must opt-in to using Blackboard by making their course(s) available to their students.  This can easily be done in the Course Control Panel | Customization | Properties. Courses with multiple sections can be merged into one Blackboard course. And content from past courses can be copied to current courses.

Workshops on how to use Blackboard are offered each semester, and individual coaching is available on request. Many tips, tricks and instructions are available on the Blackboard self help page.

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