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Requesting Blackboard Courses

For faculty choosing to use Blackboard with their academic courses, a new Blackboard course must be requested each semester. To request a Blackboard course, please follow these few steps.
Go to and Log into Blackboard with your NetID and Password.


On the next screen, Click on the Faculty Course Request Tab.

Follow the prompts to request an academic course.

Blackboard Mobile Change Information

Effective August 1, 2017, Mobile Learn will be removed from all app stores.  After August 31, 2017, Blackboard will no longer support Mobile Learn. Clients should transition now to the Blackboard app for students (available now) and the Blackboard Instructor app for educators (scheduled for release next week.  These two applications offer an enhanced, user-centric mobile experience that puts critical teaching and learning tools right in users’ hands.  All users can expect increased efficiency with our simplified workflows built to complete on the go.

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New Blackboard Theme

On May 19th, we will upgrade the Blackboard application which will include a new look and feel to the system. The new look is a sleeker and responsive for both desktops and mobile devices. Other than updating the look to make it more appealing, this will help Blackboard become more accessible to users on mobile devices and with learning disabilities. No content will be changed with the new theme. Adding content, assessments and other features will still be available to the community. Here is a link to Blackboard’s site about the theme we are implementing: The link includes screenshots on both the desktop browsers and mobile interfaces. If you are currently using the Bb Student app, you will see a similar look and feel.

If you have any questions, please contact

Archive Course

If you would like to keep an archive of the course, follow these instructions:

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Ongoing phishing attempts target Blackboard users

Recent phishing scams directed at Blackboard users at the University of Richmond and other universities attempt to trick users into logging in to a fake Outlook Web Access or Blackboard page. All of these attempts are made to look like real UR web pages.

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