Blackboard Quick Start Orientation for Faculty

This orientation briefly covers logging in, course to course navigation, navigation within your course, some tool overviews, and a couple how to’s within Blackboard Learn. This is an overview that will get you started in Blackboard, but not necessarily build expertise yet. We encourage you to view other tutorials on this site, as well as make use of the following resources available:

The 7 Training Courses you have already been enrolled in within Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Training Courses

Blackboard Embanet Support (24 hours/day, 7 days/week): 1-888-915-9535 or visit the online support site.

MSUD Educational Technology Center


An avatar is a digital representation of you.

Step 1: Login to Blackboard Learn and locate the “Global Navigation Menu” in the upper right corner

Step 2: Click the drop down arrow Graphic of drop down arrow

Step 3: Click “Settings”

Step 4: Click “Personal Information”  Graphic of personal information

Step 5: Click “Personalize My Settings” Graphic of personalize my settings

Step 6: Select “Use custom avatar image”   Graphic of radio button for use custom avatar image

Step 7: Click “Browse My Computer”

Step 8: Select an image

Step 9: Click “Submit”