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Online Learning

Student Training & Resources

Visit the Preparing for Remote Learning page for additional resources.

The Information found on this page is intended to provide you with instructions to frequently asked questions regarding Blackboard Learn. 

Use the menu below to navigate through the tutorials.  Clicking on a tab will reveal additional information.  You can also click on an opened tab to close it again.

Blackboard Learn Ultra is Available May 10!

Check out the Blackboard Learn Ultra upgrades you will see when you log onto Blackboard starting on May 10, 2021.

    Blackboard FAQs (PDF-184KB)

    Blackboard Learn Ultra Quick Start Guide (PDF-1.9MB)

    Blackboard Learn Ultra Student Flyer (PDF-1.1MB )

    Courses Page Overview (PDF-539KB)

    Access Course Files in Alternative Formats (PDF-245KB)

    Accessing Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from a Link (PDF-342KB)

    Online Learning Readiness Information and Quiz (Link)

    Download the Blackboard Mobile App (PDF-184KB)

    Connect TechSmith to your Winthrop Account (PDF-329KB)

    Video Conferencing Resources (Link)

      Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) used by Winthrop University.  Blackboard is used for all online and hybrid courses at Winthrop, as well as many face-to-face courses. 

      Log in to Blackboad (PDF-246KB)

      Upload an Avatar Profile Picture (PDF-225KB)

      • Make sure you have a Winthrop email account set up. If you do not have a Winthrop email account, please go to 01 McBryde or set up a new student account online.
      • If you add an online course late, contact the instructor to notify them that you have added the course.
      • Review the system requirements and make the necessary updates to your personal computer. Blackboard will not function properly if your computer does not meet these requirements.
      • Review the Online Learning Readiness Information page.
      • Login to Blackboard at https://bb-winthrop.blackboard.com/ultra/ on the very first day that the course is scheduled to begin so that you can determine if there are any issues with your login. 
      • Review the online tutorials on this page to familiarize yourself with Blackboard.

Last Updated: 8/18/21