Faculty Tutorials

UST offers some self-paced Blackboard tutorials designed to help you learn how to accomplish common tasks. Check back frequently for additional tutorials. If you have any questions concerning Blackboard training, please contact the IT Help Desk at ithelpdesk@stthom.edu.

Special Notice regarding Blackboard Updates:
Beginning in January 2019, UST's Blackboard is now hosted in a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment, rather than locally. This means that minor updates to the application will occur more frequently, which may result in changes to the user interface. Therefore, our tutorial documents may not contain the most recent available information or screenshots. The great majority of the information, however, will be sufficiently correct.

These tutorials are PDF files and will require Adobe Reader.

Tutorial Table of Contents:

Fundamentals & Content:


Communication & Collaboration:


Grading & Assessment:


Fundamentals & Content:

Getting Started with BB 9


Course Content

Course Calendar

Blackboard Ally

Other Tools

Communication & Collaboration:

Collaborate Ultra

Discussion Board

Group Management




Portfolios and Artifacts

Social Learning Tools

Grading & Assessment:

Assignment Tools

Assessment Tools


Grade Center


Retention Center

Mediasite Applications