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The Blackboard Learning System is a virtual learning environment and course management system. Its main purposes are to add online elements to courses traditionally delivered face-to-face and to develop completely online courses with few or no face-to-face meetings.

Please review the Blackboard Standard Operating Procedures (PDF) for policies regarding support and requests for copying courses, combining courses, and the schedule for archiving courses.

Blackboard ALLY
Blackboard ALLY
Classroom Technologies
Faculty Resources
VideoTools
Student Resources
OER
Collaborate Web Conference
Assessment Tools
Mobile Apps

 

Eligibility

All faculty and students automatically have access to Blackboard. Instructors can submit a request to create a Guest account in their course for users outside of the Pace community.

HOW TO GET THIS SERVICE

Instructors can begin accessing their course in Blackboard once they have been assigned to the course by their department in Banner. Access begins 4 months before the official course start-date. Instructors have access to the course 3 years after the course ends.

Students can begin accessing their courses on the official start-date of the course. Instructors can optionally choose to manually make their course available to students up to 3 weeks before the official start-date to provide early access to students. Students have access up to 6 weeks after the official end date.

SUPPORT

For any inquiries, support requests, or to report an issue related to this service, please contact the Academic Technology.  Support requests can also be submitted online at help.pace.edu (MyPace Portal username and password required).  Please use the Information Technology > Blackboard request type (Note: Clicking this link will pre-populate the form after you log in). Please include your course information on the ticket. 

For immediate support during regular hours, please contact Academic Technology and someone will assist you.

Academic Technology

NYC Campus
One Pace Plaza
Room Y24
Department Phone: (212) 346-1661
PLV Campus
Willcox
Room 25D
Department Phone: (914) 773-3664
Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm
acadtech@pace.edu

Learn More

Why Use Blackboard?

 

Organization: Access to everything in one place, open communication and the ability to track student performance. With Blackboard, you can:

  • Upload a syllabus

  • Create discussion boards

  • Post announcements

  • Calculate grades

  • And much more

Diversification: We all learn differently. Connect with all learning modalities by leveraging multimodal teaching technologies.

  • Create interactive Kaltura video assignments

  • Use Turnitin to detect plagiarism and give feedback

  • Bring your lectures to life with NBC Learn video clips

  • Embed LinkedIn Learning training modules
     

Blackboard FAQ

When can I access my course in Blackboard?

Instructor access begins 4 months prior to the course start date.

Student access is instructor-dependent, up to 3 weeks prior to the course start date.


At the end of the semester, Blackboard courses will be…

Available to faculty online: the past 3 years

Archived: the past 6 years

Deleted: 7 years and older

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Blackboard Original vs. Blackboard Ultra FAQ

What is Ultra Base Navigation (UBN)?

Recently, Pace adopted the Blackboard Ultra base navigation dashboard, evidenced by the new landing page (called the Institution Page) where you access your courses, organizations, messages and so on. The new Institution Page replaced the My Resource Page, that was used last year. So, everyone at Pace is now using UBN.


How do I know if I am teaching using the Blackboard Ultra course view or the Original course view?

Even though the new Ultra Institution Page is displayed after logging in, by default, all courses are still created in the Original course view. Other than some color changes, the Original course view is similar to what has been used for the past many years. If you did not work with Academic Technology to convert your courses to the Ultra course view, then you are still using the Original course view.


Who is using the Ultra course view?

Less than fifty instructors have piloted their courses using the Ultra course view. Again, if you did not work specifically with the Office of Academic Technology to convert your course, then you are using the Original course view.

Original Course View Ultra Course View

Do I have to use the Ultra course view, and if so, when?

Originally, a date was set for all courses to be created in the Ultra course view. However, many faculty who have piloted the Ultra course view have expressed their preference to teach their courses using the Blackboard Original course view. The Academic Technology team takes faculty feedback seriously, so all Winter 2020 and Spring 2020 courses will be created in the Original course view by default. Updates about any move away from the Original course view will be sent so that everyone has enough warning if/when it comes time to transition.


Can I use the Ultra course view now?

Yes, Instructors still wishing to take the plunge into Blackboard Ultra are welcome to have their courses previewed in the Ultra course view and then converted, which can be done by contacting us at acadtech@pace.edu.