Blackboard (Bb) is UNMC's Learning Management System. It is compatible with all major web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome) on both Windows and Macs. Using your web browser, you may access Bb by using this URL: https://my8.unmc.edu. Here you will be prompted to enter a username and password. To login, use your NET ID username and password.
UNMC is also exploring Canvas. Read more about this initiative HERE.
Request a Bb Course
UNMC Blackboard courses are created upon request from the instructor. If you would like a Bb course shell created, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the Course Name, Course ID and instructor names.
Bb Access for Non-UNMC participants:
There are two options to requesting UNMC Blackboard access for non-UNMC participants (Nebraska Medicine employees are not eligible for UNMC Blackboard unless they have a volunteer faculty appointment at UNMC)
OPTION ONE: Participants that come from institutions which participant in InCommon (https://www.incommon.org/participants/). The participant will initially need to request a UNMC Blackboard account which uses InCommon:
- Click “request New Account”
- Or directly navigate to:
- Select institution from drop down list
- Click “Next”
- Complete the prompted information
Once the request has been processed by UNMC (depending upon the volume of requests, usually within two to three business days). Instructor should enroll the student enrolled in the course and notify the student.
The student would authenticate to Blackboard:
- Navigate to https://my.unmc.edu
- Click “Sign in using InCommon”
- Click the common identity provider if displayed, if the common identity provider is not displayed type the institution name in the empty field
- Click “Search”
- Login using your home institutions login credentials
OPTION TWO: Non UNMC participant obtaining Blackboard access from institutions which do NOT participant in InCommon:
Participant will need to complete the UNMC Guest Account Request Form:
Account Details: Primary purpose of account:
Sponsor: UNMC Instructor’s name
- The Sponsor is required to send email to: email@example.com
Within the message indicate why the person needs Blackboard and approving access.
- Once the request has been processed (depending upon the volume of requests, usually within two to three business days).
a. The student will receive two emails:
Email message #1 will include the username
Email message # 2 will include the password
b. The participant will need to be enrolled in the course by the Instructor. The sponsor will be notified when the access to Blackboard completed.
Tutorials and Training Videos
|UNMC Testing Best Practices|
|On Demand Learning Center for Students|
|Adding Contact Information|
|Making a course available/unavailable|
|Create a test|
|Adding questions to a test|
|Build a Pool of questions|
|Create random block of questions|
|Search and add questions to a test|
|Faculty Guide to Mobile Testing|
|Changing Letter grade display and adding new grading schema|
|Grade question by question|
|Uploading .zip or Presenter files|
|The Text Editor|
|Add a blank page|
|Creating Content in a Course Area|
|The Assignment Tool|
|Creating a Mashup|
|Content Components Editing and Customizing including the course menu and general layout.|
|Exporting/Importing a course|
|Turning tools off/on|
|Tool link in menu or content area|
|Viewing course roster|
|Setting up groups|
|User activity reports|
|Monitor student performance|