Blackboard Guidelines

Atlantic Cape uses Blackboard Learn 9 learning management system. All faculty are required to use Blackboard to deliver online classes and to enhance traditional classes. Atlantic Cape faculty are required to follow these guidelines with their use of Blackboard:
  1. Faculty are strongly recommended to attend one “Getting Started with Blackboard Learn 9” training session before using Blackboard.
  2. Faculty who want a copy of an existing course for an upcoming semester must submit a Blackboard Course Shell Request Form for each course, a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the semester. If no request is made by this time, the faculty member will receive either a department standard Blackboard course shell (if available) or a blank course shell.
  3. Faculty must minimally post a syllabus and course schedule within each Blackboard course shell.
  4. Content posted in Blackboard must be accessible to all students and adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standards. The college administration will be monitoring Blackboard course shells for accessibility. The college administration is committed to offering faculty assistance in making content accessible but planning ahead is necessary to ensure there is adequate time to do so. If you need assistance converting materials please email Trixi Norris  and copy your dean.
  5. Faculty using a built-in Blackboard tool should know how to perform all basic tasks associated with that tool. View Blackboard training schedule and tutorials Online.
  6. Faculty using a non-Blackboard tool (separate software, publisher content, etc.) are solely responsible for working with the vendor on all aspects of that tool, including procurement, training, implementation, troubleshooting, and re-linking content to Blackboard course shells in future semesters.