Blackboard Learning Management System

Blackboard is a comprehensive technology platform for teaching and learning, community building, content management and sharing. Instructors direct students through a learning path focusing on fundamentals and learning objectives. Blackboard – also known as a learning management system or course management system – promotes opportunities and insight to leverage new tools in order to reach all learners in a synchronous or asynchronous setting.



Blackboard Ally will automatically run all course materials through an accessibility checklist that checks for common accessibility issues.

McGraw Hill Connect

McGraw-Hill Connect is a digital teaching and learning environment that saves students and instructors time while improving performance over a variety of critical outcomes.


Portfolios offer a means to demonstrate formative and/or summative progress and achievement. Portfolio authors are empowered with tools to effectively present their information in a cohesive, personalized format.


Qwickly Plus increases the efficiency of communicating with members of multiple courses and organizations as well as simplifying tasks that need to be done repetitively in each course an instructor teaches.

Reporting & Analytics


Blackboard Analytics for Learn provides Integrated Reports, real-time information about student engagement and performance. Integrated Reports are only available to the Instructor of Record (IOR) at the course level and are not provided for evaluation purposes. Four reports are available to the IOR and one report can be made available to students. The amount of information available within the reports will vary based on the design of the course.

EAC Visual Data

EAC is an outcomes assessment tool within Blackboard that provides detailed test and item reliability statistics to improve the quality of exams, exam questions, as well as rubrics.It also can examine student performance on learning outcomes across course and over time.


Outcomes Assessment extracts direct evidence of student learning from Blackboard Learn courses. By collecting student-submitted assignments from existing courses and facilitating a rubric-based secondary evaluation of them, institutions can demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes.


Bb is committed to a usable and accessible platform. Learn more at Blackboard’s Commitment to Accessibility page. For specific information on accessibility features, workarounds and remaining issues, please access these resources:

  1. Screen Reader Tutorial – Release 9.1
  2. Accessibility in Bb Learn Release 9.1
  3. Additional accessibility information and resources

Retention Tools

Retention Center

The Blackboard Retention Center is an optional instructor-only* tool, which helps you identify students who are at risk.


Starfish is an early-alert retention tool that works through Blackboard to support student academic success at ECU.