Office of the Provost

Blackboard

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 University Center for Teaching and Learning (the Teaching Center). CSSD provides server administration/support, infrastructure/account management, and student training/support. The Teaching Center provides support for course development and faculty training. For more information about Blackboard, contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624- HELP [4357] or the Teaching Center at 412-624-3335, as appropriate.