Blackboard Learning Platform

Blackboard is a web-based learning management system used for courses at the University of Gävle. The system is used for both campus courses and distance learning.

Structure and format

One of the great advantages of Blackboard is that the basic structure is uniform for all courses. However, lecturers can change the number of buttons/menu items and the names of these if they wish to, so courses may not look exactly the same.

What the basic course structure looks like

Blackboard course menu

Help and support

Necessary tools

Depending on the format of the material, you may need different programmes like Acrobat Reader, Real Player or Word Viewer. These, and several more, can be downloaded for free from Blackboard Help pages.

If you need more help

Learning Center is responsible for support questions and course development issues in Blackboard. You can enter your case directly into our support system.

Otherwise, you contact us by e-mail or phone 026-64 87 00.

For us to be able to help you always give us:
• A clear description of your problem
• Your full name
• Username
• Telephone  number
• Current course (preferably Course ID)

Published by: Elisabeth Jansson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2017-12-18
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)