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BIG Change for the new year.  After January 2, 2022 there will be a new process for accessing Blackboard.  Blackboard and your courses will look the same. But logging in will be different.

Blackboard will be moved into the My Apps Portal over the break.  You will access Blackboard and other Office 365 Apps using the following steps.  

  1. In a browser go to  The My Apps link is also available under Logins at
  2. When asked to sign in, use your full Linfield email address and your CatNet password.
  3. Click on the Bb icon with the label Linfield Learn to open Blackboard in a new tab. You will be sent directly to blackboard and logged in.

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 email

Instructors: contact the instructional design team at

For technical support contact Information Technology Services at: