Navigating Blackboard & IT Resources LUO Webinar

First... Let's say hi.

Alright, now LET'S GET STARTED

Part 1


  • Browsers & Logging In
  • Navigating the New Dashboard with Advising Shortcut
  • Course Content (Ex, Assignments (CRC), Discussion Board, Tests/Quizzes)
  • View Grades

Blackboard Getting started

> You should have access to Blackboard about 5 days before classes but do not submit work until the FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

> Course Requirement Checklist, CRC, should be completed by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. This is used the first week to check for attendance.

> Browser Best Options: Firefox & Google Chrome. (Safari works well for Mac users) Internet Explore or Edge not recommended.

Recommended Internet Browsers

Let's jump in

> Quick Link to Log into Blackboard

Helpful reminders

> Troubleshooting Tip: Having Blackboard problems, try clearing your cache & cookies.

  • PC: Crtl + Shift + Delete
  • Mac: Command + Shift + Delete

> Keyboard shortcuts (for Discussion board posts):

  • Copy: On a PC Crtl + C | On a Mac Command + C
  • Paste: On a PC Crtl + V | On a Mac Command + V

> Quizzes & Tests: should these lock out you must email your Professor to reset the quiz or test the IT HelpDesk cannot do this.

> SafeAssign: This a program running in the background and will scan most assignments uploaded for plagiarism. If you are citing your work and you not cheating don't worry.

> Always read instructions and when you upload documents make sure they are in the correct file format. (Microsoft Office, ex. Word Document .docx)

Part 2

IT Services

myLU portal

Liberty's fully responsive platform to allow you to access your information

  • Liberty's hub for information and announcements
  • New mobile friendly interface
  • Personalize your dashboard with Widgets
  • Update Personal information
  • Easily search Sites, Library & People

www.liberty.edu/online > Sign In > take you to the myLU portal

Quick link: myLU.liberty.edu

Liberty Today App

Free download search: Liberty Today in the App Store or Google Play Store

Noteworthy applications: Announcements, Athletics, Blackboard, Campus Community, Degree Completion and Live Streaming.

*NEW* ROKU ChanneL

Liberty University now has a new ROKU channel.

This will provide on-demand, live video streaming of university events in order to deliver an on-campus experience worldwide. Family, friends, and others interested in the University’s activities will be able to become more involved in events such as Convocation, Homecoming, and Commencement. In the future, Liberty hopes to integrate ROKU into the classroom; both residentially and online.

IT Marketplace

Receive educational discounts when you shop Apple, Dell and Lenovo.

Note: Make sure you make purchases under "Personal Purchases".

Microsoft Office & Office 365

  • Install Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices and have access to the online applications. (Click "Install Office 2016" at the top right of the page)
  • Easily Access your Email, Calendar and Contacts


  • Teams (Create a Group, Collaborate, Share Files and Start Conversations)
  • OneDrive (Share & Store Files)
  • Forms (Easily gather feedback)

Let's jump in

Presentation Tools

IT Support

  1. HelpDesk DIY
  2. Submit a HelpDesk Ticket
  3. Call the HelpDesk
  4. HelpDesk Chat
  5. Email ITFeedback@liberty.edu

Social Media

Stay in the know with IT updates, services, notifications, training tips and more through social media. We have giveaways here too!

*NEW* Instagram Account

Follow @LUTechnology

Empowering innovation. Enhancing education. Nurturing creativity.

Open Q&A

Any additional feedback you have on IT Services?

We want to hear from you! Send suggestions, comments, ideas for improvement to ITFeedback@liberty.edu

Thank you!


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