Course Description

This self-paced, interactive, online course is designed for students who wish to learn how to perform basic functions in Blackboard Learn. Topics covered include:

  • Logging in and navigating the portal
  • Navigating a course
  • Taking an online Test
  • Submitting an online Assignment
  • Participating in a Discussion Boards
  • Accessing tools, including My Grades

How Does This Course Work?

This course is entirely online and moves at your pace. It automatically saves your work as you go so you can come back to it anytime you wish.

While it looks and acts like Blackboard Learn, it is actually not Blackboard. As a result, only certain features and links work on each page.

Any "grades" which you receive during the orientation are fictitious and will not count in your real courses.

What Do I Need To Get Started?

You will need:

  1. Your Columbus State username and password
    Go to to look up your username or set your password
    A valid email address to use to save and track your progress
  2. A compatible Internet Browser such as:
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer 11
    • Safari
    • Google Chrome
  3. You may also wish to print out some supplemental documents, depending on your learning style:

Enter your name as you would like it to appear on your certificate.

Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the email.

Enter the email address(es) for each recipient. Seperate multiple addresses with commas.