Blackboard is McDaniel’s online learning management system used by Faculty to facilitate online teaching and learning. Blackboard provides tools for content management and sharing, online assessments, student tracking, and virtual collaboration. Instructors develop their courses online without having to know any HTML code.  

How can I use Blackboard?

Blackboard is an asynchronous teaching tool, meaning that users do not have to be simultaneously connected in order to benefit from online learning.

Common uses of Blackboard include posting course syllabi and content, distributing and grading assignments within Blackboard, maintaining the course grade book, and communicating with students.


How do I get started using Blackboard?

Getting Started with Blackboard

Best Practices for Interacting with Students in Blackboard

Course Customization

Generating and Facilitating Online Discussions

Online Assignments with Blackboard

Grade Center Basics


Log in to Blackboard



To request personalized Blackboard training, please contact the I.T. Help Desk at 410-871-3390 or send an email to