Getting Started with Blackboard

Here are a few websites to help you get started teaching with Blackboard at MiraCosta College.

How to Log On

Blackboard is located at: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Log on with the same log on & password you use for SURF and Email.

Activate your course

Make your class available for student view. A Blackboard course must be made available before students enrolled in the course will be able to view or access the course and its content.

Check out these resources to learn more about Blackboard

  1. Blackboard Basics for Faculty – This is a good resource to help enhance your course with Bb.  Do not watch the Part1 video as it is specific to Saddleback.  Start with Part 2.  Overall a really nice step by step video guide that is community college specific for Bb.
  2. Blackboard 4 part video playlist series from Blackboard  – I highly recommend these and to bookmark this link to return back when you are ready to continue learning more about the tools.
  3. Blackboard Instructor Help – A collection of videos and support documents from Blackboard directly.
  4. Blackboard Learn TIC website – These are a collection of Blackboard articles and videos. Usually specific to MiraCosta College. Excellent to review and broken down by topic.