Blackboard is the learning management program CCRI uses for online instruction and communication. Students can access course materials their professors make available and may participate in class discussions, take tests and quizzes, submit assignments and more.
Blackboard is an optional tool available to instructors... please contact your instructor to see if they are using Bb as course component.
Go to blackboard.ccri.edu and log in using your CCRI username and password. If your CCRI email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, your username is smith123. Do not enter the entire email address in the username field.
If you registered for a course during open registration or after classes have begun, it can take up to 24 hours before your information is loaded into Bb.
You will need a connection to the internet and a supported web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox).
No. Your personal information in Bb is based on the information you provide to the college.
The Blackboard app is available to all CCRI students for free. The app does not provide access to all of the features available via the browser version.
For questions about course policy and content, please contact your instructor. Technical resources are available at:
Students do not have access to courses once the semester has ended. If you have received an incomplete or require additional materials from the course, please contact your instructor.
Course enrollment information will be loaded no later than 2 weeks before the semester starts.
Please contact your instructor to verify they are using Bb... if they are, contact the help desk.
If you cannot see your course menu, it may be hidden. Hover your mouse over the left edge of the Blackboard window. If you see a symbol that looks like a right-facing arrow ( -> ), click on it. The course menu will re-appear and the symbol will look like a left-facing arrow ( <- ). If you would like to hide the course menu again, click it.
Be sure the file name doesn't contain spaces or special characters, such as # or /. If you cannot re-submit the file, please contact your instructor to delete an error attempt or allow another attempt.
Through the Global Navigation menu (click on your name in the top right hand corner) or by clicking in the "My Grades" link on the course menu if your instructor has provided it.
Blackboard requires that your internet connection to the server be stable and uninterrupted during the course of an exam. While we cannot completely prevent this from happening, we do offer a list of best practices that we highly suggest you consider to minimize your chance of getting locked out of a Bb exam.
Best practices during exams:
Wait for a while and see whether the connection is back again. In most cases, your instructor will not turn "Force Completion" on... which means you can resume where you left off on another machine and/or another place.
If the test requires Respondus LockDown Browser: Wait for a while to see whether the machine/connection is back again. If not, close the browser, you will see a popup window, select "Close the Browser". Input a reason why you left the test, click on "Submit and Exit". You can resume where you left off afterwards.
All Blackboard emails are sent to your O365 student email account: email@example.com.