Stan State Blackboard Basic Information
Students for Technical Support
Contact OIT Technology Support Desk
Start at the Stan State Portal
See myStanState Help
Bb class rosters are updated from MyCSUStan overnight.
Students must clear a registration HOLD to be added to Bb classe rosters.
Bb Term Courses are turned on for students two days before the first day of instruction, unless the instructor turns the course off.
Bb Term Courses are available for students until Census Date of the next term, unless the instructor turns the course off.
Some instructors will not use Blackboard.
Students see classes on the My Courses module when the course is turned on and their names are on the Bb roster.
Open University/Extended Ed students are added when data is on MyCSUStan.
When you log in, you are on the StanState Bb tab.
1. Global Navigation menu
2. Edit your StanState Bb page by clicking Personalize Page.
The Global Navigation menu opens with a list of Recently Visited courses.
Global Navigation Menu
Drag-and-Drop Modules to rearrange them.
In the My Courses module, click the Course Name to enter that course.
Click the icon to edit the My Courses module.
Some Modules are locked.
Use the menu Links on the left to navigate.
Course navigation link layouts and names may vary.
Blackboard auto-hides the course navigation menu on screens less than 1024 pixels wide to provide more space for the page content.
Warning: Do not use Browser back buttons to navigate in Blackboard.
Contact your instructor immediately for tests, assignments, and content questions.
When you have a Blackboard technical question or problem -
contact the Technology Support Desk, L-150, 667-3687.
Provide the following information.
- Course name
- Course Department, 4-digit course number, and section number
- Your Warrior ID
Bring your Warrior ID Card when you visit the Technology Support Desk.
Blackboard – Good to Know…
CSUStan Student Webmail
Use your University CSUStan.edu E-Mail account to contact your Instructors.
Read your StanState email for announcements, news, and updates.
Your Blackboard Warrior Name is your email address before the @-sign.
Log in at the Stan State Portal for your student email, see Need HELP? and other links.
You can forward your CSUStan email to another account.
If you receive a link that opens the Outlook logon page, follow the steps on this page.
Late Enrollment and Adds
The Bb class roster is updated every day.
The enrollment process may take one to three days before the data transfer to Blackboard.
Students must handle a registration hold to proceed with processing information to Bb.
Open University/ University Extended Education (UEE)
Updates and Settings
Keep your Virus Protection, Internet browser, and Operating System up-to-date.
OIT recommends these free virus protection solutions.
Avast (Mac and Windows )
Avira (Mac and Windows)
Click Free > Antivirus > select OS
Avoid Beta versions for software or OS. Your files may be corrupted or unusable for the instructor, negating all your work.
Tech Info: Contact the Technology Support Desk - L-150, 667-3687.
See also Student Help
Turn off Pop-Up Blockers for tests and quizzes. Avoid WiFi and mobile devices for tests.
Specialized dial-up Internet Service Provider (ISP) browsers (AOL, MSN, etc.) may not work with Blackboard.
Connect to the Internet through your ISP, minimize their browser, and open Firefox for Blackboard.
You may need to click a link on a dial-up ISP browser occasionally to avoid a time-out and disconnect from the ISP.
Other Software and Plug-Ins
Most instructors use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) files.
See OpenOffice.org (Windows & Mac) for a free office suite that will open and Save As MS Office files.
Apple iWork applications (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) open and save as MS Office files (docx, xlsx, pptx).
Google Docs will download in Microsoft formats (select File > Download as).
- Google Docs exported in MS Word format may not process correctly for TurnItIn.
- Open the file in MS Word and save as a new name.
Other useful applications and plug-ins include Adobe Reader and VLC Media Player.
Stan State Plugins, Readers, Software