Getting Started With Blackboard

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Blackboard Learn is the official learning management system (LMS) at Buffalo State College that allows for dynamic learning to occur in the online environment. The tools provided by Blackboard Learn allow students and faculty to post and share documents and other course content, gain 24/7 access to grades, send e-mail, post to discussion boards, and conduct synchronous or real-time conversations in a virtual classroom.

All courses listed in Banner are given a Blackboard Learn course site. Instructors assigned to and students enrolled in these courses are placed on the rosters within Blackboard Learn.


Sessions can be located on the Workshop Registration System. If sessions are not available that meet your needs, you can Request Training from IDT. Knowledge base articles are also available for on-demand learning. 

Accessing Blackboard:

  • You can access your Blackboard account by visiting the faculty and staff MyBuffState page, clicking the Blackboard link, and signing in with your Buffalo State username and password.‚Äč
  • Blackboard course sites are set up for all classes at Buffalo State, but are disabled by default and are not viewable to students. The courses for which you are the instructor of record in Banner will be displayed on your Blackboard homepage. Learn how to make your courses available so that they will be visible to enrolled students.

Preparing Course Content

Additional Functionality: 

  • Request a merged roster site - If you find yourself posting the same materials to different course sections of the same course during a semester, you can request that your course sections be combined into a single Blackboard course site.
  • Request a Blackboard Organization - Please fill out this form if you would like to request that an Organization be created in Blackboard. Organizations can be used for committee work, task groups, campus clubs/organizations, Majors/Minors, etc..

Blackboard assistance

  • For assistance accessing your Blackboard account, please contact the IT Help Desk.
  • For all other Blackboard questions/inquiries, please contact the SUNY Online Support Services at 1-844-673-6786 or submit a request online with the SUNY Online Support Services



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