Office of the Provost


Blackboard (formerly CourseInfo) is an integrated Web-based course management system that enables University of Pittsburgh faculty to develop, manage, and deliver instructional materials to enrolled students. Blackboard serves as a repository for organizing many of the instructional elements of a course including, assignments, grades, quizzes, synchronous chat sessions, and asynchronous threaded discussion groups. The Blackboard initiative is jointly supported by CSSD and the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE). CSSD provides server administration/support, infrastructure/account management, and student training/support. CIDDE provides support for course development and faculty training. For more information about Blackboard, contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624- HELP [4357] or CIDDE at 412-624-3335, as appropriate.