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Getting Started with Blackboard

Login to Blackboard

  • Type (no www.) in the address bar of your browser or click the Blackboard logo on the front page of the UMKC website.
  • Type your username (SSO) and password (the same as Pathway) in the designated website.
  • Click Login.

If you do not remember your username contact the IS Call Center.

If you do not remember your password click Forgot My Password here.

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Get Familiar with Blackboard

Watch this Tour of Your Course Environment.

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Getting Started with Blackboard

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How do I get to my courses in Blackboard?

Once you log into Blackboard, you will be able to access your courses from the My UMKC tab in the My Courses box.

Course Menus

The Course Menu refers to the navigation links on the left side of the screen in every Blackboard course site. Instructors can tailor the navigation within a course by adding and deleting the menu buttons. For more information, see Course Menus.

Course Content

For more information, see Course Content.

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Technical Requirements

Do I need any software on my PC to run Blackboard?

No. Blackboard is accessible from any computer with a connection to the internet (56K or faster) and an internet browser. Note that JavaScript and cookies should be enabled in your browser. You may also need software on your PC that is commonly used for files, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Quick Time, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

What browsers are compatible with UMKC's Blackboard?

Click here for a list of supported browsers.

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User Manuals and Training

Where do I locate training materials online?

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Additional Help and Troubleshooting

Use the right hand menu to find your topic of interest.

Or contact the ITS Call Center for help.

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