Inside Linfield - Blackboard Information

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What it is

Blackboard is Linfield’s online learning management system (LMS). It provides a place for faculty and students to securely create and share online content and interact with one another. The system offers a variety of tools to help you teach and learn such as: web page editing, discussion forums, assignments, journals, blogs, group areas, group email, a gradebook/grade card, and more. These components help class members connect and learn through an internet browser.

How we use it

Faculty use Blackboard to support a wide range of teaching and learning approaches.

  • Technology enriched instruction. McMinnville (MAC) and Portland (PDX) campus faculty use Blackboard activities to supplement their classroom teaching.
  • Hybrid instruction. MAC and PDX campus faculty use Blackboard activities to replace some of the time students would spend in the classroom.
  • Fully online instruction. OCE, MAC and PDX  faculty use Blackboard as the online classroom where all course interaction and learning activities occur.

Students: All OCE and PDX courses use Blackboard. Your Mac Instructor will let you know whether or not you will be using Blackboard.

Instructors: For every course offered at Linfield, a Blackboard course shell is created automatically. As students enroll, they are automatically added to this course. OCE and PDX courses automatically open to students several days before the term begins. Since Mac instructors choose whether to use Blackboard, the instructor must make the course available for students.

What if I have problems?

Students: first contact your instructor and/or check the Help for Students link on the left menu. For additional help, go to Linfield Blackboard Support or email

Instructors: contact the instructional design team, go to Linfield Blackboard Support, or email