Blackboard Learning Management System: Accessibility

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Blackboard is a popular learning management system used in many K-12 classrooms and higher education. It is a tool that enables faculty to add resources for students to access online to enhance teaching and learning efforts. Blackboard is used to engage, collaborate, grade, track assignments and more. Learn more about Blackboard in K-12 Education here.

The following video webinar discusses and demonstrates Blackboard accessibility.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga's website has comprehensive written accessibility tutorial on Blackboard. UTC Learn (Blackboard) Screen Reader Tutorial here.

 

Comments

Posted by John FarinaNov 30, 2018

Hi to all, for some reason using Safari on my Mac I am unable to locate the information referenced on Blackboard accessibility.

Posted by Diane BraunerNov 30, 2018

Hi John,

Are you trying to reach the UTC's written tutorial? Here is the URL or copy and paste the full URL into your web browser.

 https://www.utc.edu/walker-center-teaching-learning/accessibility.php

Once on the UTC website, under UTC Learn Accessibility Tutorials is the UTC Learn (Blackboard) Screen Reader Tutorial. Click on their link to download the written tutorial.

Let me know if this does not answer your question!

Posted by TraciDec 11, 2018

My children use Blackboard Collaborate for an online learning platform and accessibility is still a big issue overall. I hope they keep working on making it more accessible!

Posted by Diane BraunerDec 12, 2018

Sorry to hear that you are having accessibility trouble with Blackboard. Please contact Blackboard directly and let them know the specific issues you are having - Blackboard needs YOUR input! Here is the link to Blackboard's support page which is organized by groups. Select the correct support group for your accessibility issues and let them know. Thank you on behalf of all the students/teachers who are also using Blackboard!