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Accessing Blackboard

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Blackboard (Bb) is the Learning Management System used for online course delivery at WKU. Blackboard provides opportunities for online classroom interaction with your professor and fellow classmates. While each professor may choose the tools that lend themselves to specific learning outcomes for their course, there are also things that you can expect to find in your Blackboard course, such as the course syllabus, access to videos and other course materials and online discussions via the Bb Discussion Board. Bb is where you will submit assignments, take quizzes and stay up-to-date with important announcements. It's important to check Blackboard frequently (at least 3 times each week), as new assignments may be announced. Blackboard can be accessed at wku.blackboard.com or through the myWKU Portal, which is what we recommend.

Both Blackboard and myWKU require your NetID and password to login. 

New Blackboard Users: If you're new to Blackboard, you can access helpful video tutorials and guides by logging into Blackboard, and clicking the Help tab from the top Blackboard menu, then selecting "Blackboard Help for Students."


Here are a few direct links to videos that will answer some basic questions (don't worry, all links are provided in the booklet you will receive at the end of the orientation):



Information about accreditation can be found through the Office of the Provost.

Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 9/15/20