Succeeding in an Online Course

Other Tips

  • Before you upload a file into Blackboard, make sure that the file name does not include special characters (!@#$%&*). Blackboard only accepts files with upper- or lower-cased letters, numbers, and underscores ( _ ). If you are using a Macintosh, add a dot followed by the three-letter extension at the end of the file name. For example, email_assignment.doc.
  • Back up your work. Keep backup files of everything you submit for grading in case there is ever a question.
  • Add the Blackboard Login page of to your Favorites or Bookmarks. This will make it faster to access Blackboard whenever you want.
  • Scan documents for viruses before you upload them to Blackboard.