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Blackboard (Bb)

Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) at Medicine Hat College where you can provide material and documents online for your students – even for your face-to-face classes! The purpose of our LMS is to help you reach and engage with your students by providing online tools that allow you to:

  • Share course content and distribute class materials
  • Collect and grade assignments
  • Design, administrate and automatically grade quizzes and exams
  • Manage course grades
  • Host online discussions
  • Communicate with students via email and web conferencing

Common Questions

I'm new. How do I get started using Blackboard?

Blackboard course shells are automatically created each semester and will be made visible to students on the first day of your scheduled class. Students enrollments are updated hourly.

We provide training and assistance to help get you started using Blackboard. You may also find this article 3 Things to Know to Get Stared Using Blackboard helpful.

I teach more than one section of a course. Can I have all my students in one Bb course?

Yes! Send an email to and let them know which course sections you would like merged. If you want testing to occur at different times for the different sections, we can help you set up Bb Groups so that only the appropriate students see the tests at the appropriate times.

Can I send an email to students before the course is available?

Yes, when you email Announcements they go to the students even when the course isn’t available (before or after the semester).

Can I make my course available in Blackboard early?

If you would like to make your course available early or extend the end dates it’s available to your students, check out this tutorial to learn how.

Contact Info

Joan Fleckenstein

Educational Technology Specialist

(403) 529-4860

Michael Pin Chuan Lin

Educational Technology Specialist

(403) 525-2343