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Blackboard: Blackboard Student Orientation

If you are new to Blackboard 9.1 or just need help using it, this LibGuide contains how-to videos that demonstrate some features.



Need Student Orientation?

Blackboard is UA-PTC's collegewide learning management system. Blackboard is useful for any college student's academic career as it is employed by over 17,000 schools and organizations. UA-PTC's Blackboard Support Team offers Blackboard Student Orientation as an OPTIONAL session which reviews all Blackboard course features including hybrid and face-to-face courses. Orientation is available in multiple formats. 

  • Face-to-Face (Information Literacy Library Classroom on Main Campus)

  • Blackboard Collaborate Session (webinar format)

  • Self-paced Blackboard Course (requires quiz completion)

Face-to-face and Collaborate sessions will be offered regularly for the first three weeks of each semester. Schedules are sent via email from every semester. After the first few weeks, only the self-paced option will be available. The self-paced option is available year-round. All options are eligible for a digital certificate as requested to

Fall 2019 Blackboard Student Orientation Schedule
Webinars no longer require registration. Simply click the appropriate link at the scheduled date and time. To complete the self-paced course, email your full name and UA-PTC email address. 

Blackboard Student Orientation

Classroom Training

Main Campus Library
Information Literacy Classroom

Dates / Times

  • Wednesday, August 14th - 2:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 15th - 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday, August 16th - 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 
  • Monday, August 19th - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Tuesday, August 20th - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Online Training
Live webinars will be sent out via email with links. Only live webinars are eligible for certification. 

Recorded webinar - 

You can enroll yourself by using these instructions. If you have trouble, email



Students who attend Blackboard Student Orientation for a certificate will need to attend the entire session to receive a completion status. Students will need to email to request a certificate. 

UA-PTC Blackboard Support can not and will not attempt to allocate course points for the completion of Blackboard Student Orientation. Questions regarding points for completion should be directed to the course instructor. 


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For questions about these dates and/or times or other Blackboard inquires, email


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