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Blackboard Overview for Students

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is Frostburg State University's online learning management system that allows users to access course materials, activities, communicate, and collaborate online.  Students in courses that use Blackboard can access these courses anywhere and anytime via the Internet.

When will I use Blackboard?

Your instructor will let you know if they are using Blackboard for your course.  All online courses require the use of Blackboard.

What will I do on Blackboard?

Instructors have the liberty to tailor how they use Blackboard for course materials and activities.  Some things you may be able to do in your Blackboard course include:

  • View course documents and presentations
  • Submit assignments
  • Take exams or quizzes
  • Check/view grades and progress
  • Participate in discussions

How do I access Blackboard?

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your FSU credentials
  3. Your course will appear to you under the My Courses module when the instructor makes the course available to you.

How do I use Blackboard?

Please visite FSU's Student Blackboard Support site for a complete list of How-To Blackboard Tutorials.