Blackboard - Frequently asked questions for students
In this page students will find frequently asked questions about Blackboard and the Blackboard app for students.
Norsk versjon - Ofte stilte spørsmål om Blackboard for studenter
Table of Contents [-]
- Getting started
- Courses in Blackboard
- Assignments in Blackboard
- My grades in Blackboard
- Groups and organizations in Blackboard
- Blackboard app for students
- Blackboard Collaborate
- See also
Getting started #
How do I access Blackboard? #
New student at NTNU? Please read Arrival checklist on how to activate your student and Feide account.
NTNU Blackboard Link
Use Blackboard direct log-on URL at NTNU: https://ntnu.blackboard.com/
- Log-on to Blackboard from Innsida, NTNU's intranet
- Click the Grid-icon (1) in the upper left corner on your homepage on Innsida
- Click on Blackboard (2) in the meny that appears:
I can't log into Blackboard, what is wrong? #
Some user experience errors while trying to log in to Blackboard. In many instances the problem can be resolved by Refreshing Browser Cache. If you still can't log in, you should contact the oracle service for help.
I forgot my password. How can I reset it? #
If you have forgotten your Feide-password you can reset it. Note that it may take up to two hours for the password to work with all systems.
Go to the reset password page
How do I change my personal settings? #
Where can I find the calendar in Blackboard #
Courses in Blackboard #
I can't find my courses in Blackboard #
In order to be added to your course's Blackboard page, you must be registered to take the course and your semester fees must be paid. After you register to follow the course via studentweb, you should get access to the course in Blackboard within 24 hours.
Please note: course lecturers or administrators can not add students to their courses manually. If you need help, please contact the oracle service
See also the new student guide
Learn how to navigate in Blackboard and where to find your courses
Where can I find announcements and Notifications? #
Where can I find information about upcoming lectures? #
Information about your upcomming lectures is most likely to be found in the course announcements or in the course content. Learn more about navigating in your course here.
My list of courses is incorrect. What to do? #
When you have completed your registration and paid the semester fee you will gain access to your courses. Course enrollment is autmatically assigned in Blackboard. Read more about semester fee and registration. Contact Student services if you still can't access your courses.
It is possible to hide courses from the My Courses module view, it is however not possible to unenroll or delete courses.
Select the gear icon at the top right. Set your own visibility preferences (1) and press Submit(2).
How can I add or drop a course? #
Course enrollment in Blackboard are updated automatically by information from Studentweb. If you want to drop or add courses you must register the changes through Studentweb. If you need more help concerning this issue contact Student services which can help you with specific enrollment issues. Course enrollments in Blackboard are handled automatically.
Assignments in Blackboard #
Where can I find my assignment? #
Your instructor controls the date when assignments become available. You will see upcoming tasks in the Landing Page in each course and in the Blackboard app for students. Contact your instructor if you need additional help.
How do I submit an assignment? #
My assignment was not delivered. What to do? #
Contact your instructor.
How can I edit or re-submit an assignment? #
You can't edit a submitted assignment, but you may be allowed to resubmit it if the assignment was set up with more than one try. Contact your instructor if you have problems. Learn more about assignments in Submit assignments and tests.
What is the difference between Individual and Group assignments? #
Group assignments are similar to individual assignments, the only difference is that one member of the group submits on behalf of the group.
Where can I find information about Exams? #
My grades in Blackboard #
My Grades is an area within Blackboard where the grading of all your assignments is gathered.
How will I know my assignment has been graded? #
Your instructor must grade each assignment and post the grade and feedback. In the Original Course View, the My Grades page displays all your grades. If you submitted your assignment, but it's not graded, you'll see an exclamation mark next to the assignment's title. Learn more about gradings in Blackboard - My grades.
Where can I find my graded assignments? #
You will find your graded assignments in the Blackboard app for students or in My Grades in the Course Front Page. Contact your instructor if the course template has been customised and the Course Front Page doesn't exist. Learn more about My grades.
Groups and organizations in Blackboard #
Where can I find my Groups? #
You will find a link to your groups on the Course front page.
How do I sign-up for Groups? #
How do I sign up for Organizations? #
Organizations can be predefined or self-enroll. You will get a link to sign up in self-enroll organizations. Note that organizations are mostly used for studyprograms to share informastion across a set of courses in a program. Contact Student services if you are part of a studyprogram and lack access to an organization.
Blackboard app for students #
How do I access the Blackboard app? #
The Blackboard app offers students a way to view and interact with courses, instructors, classmates, and content with emphasis placed on their immediate needs. Learn more about the Blackboard app on NTNU - Innsida, or learn more and find links to download to your Device at the Blackboard official helpsite.
Blackboard Collaborate #
Where can I find the collaborate sessions? #
You will receive a link from your instructor for upcoming Collaborate Sessions. Blackboard Collaborate allows you to participate in real-time lessons and discussions. Virtual classroom includes a whiteboard, chat panel, web browser, course map, and a question-and-answer area. An accessible version of the virtual classroom tool is available. Read more about How to participate in Collaborate.
See also #
- Orakel Support Services can help if you have questions or if you encounter difficulties.