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User guides

Getting started!

Building content

Communication with students

Learning activities

  • Groups and tools for group work
  • Creating and editing group sets
  • Group enrollment
  • Creating and using discussion forums
  • Videoconferencing with Collaborate Ultra

Assignments, tests and surveys

  • Creating individual, obligatory assignments
  • Creating group assignments
  • Submitting an assignment
  • Creating tests and surveys 
  • Question types for tests and surveys
  • Reusing questions in tests 
  • Self and peer assessment


  • Overview of the grade center
  • Assessing course work
  • Using rubrics
Check back periodically for new training materials and guides.
  • Fronter and itslearning are now closed at NTNU. Read more

Support services

See help and resources and  overview of teaching resources at the faculties.

Contact Orakel Support Services for technical or practical assistance with Blackboard.

If you have questions about e.g. access, improvements or desired functionality, please specify this.


Important dates in 2017

  • 1 March: Employees will get access to Blackboard
  • 1 May: Courses for the academic year 2017/2018 are transferred and lecturers can build course content.
  • 15 July: Itslearning / Fronter closes.
  • August: Blackboard is in full use

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