Rutgers-Newark Blackboard Information

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Blackboard is a partnership between Newark Computing Services (NCS) and the Office of Academic Technology (OAT). It is a course management system used to extend the learning environment outside the classroom. Blackboard has many features that facilitate teaching, learning and interaction including:

  • Incorporation of files, graphics, and audio/video clips into course materials
  • Facilitated communication through:
    • Announcements posted in one central location
    • Email messages sent from within Blackboard
    • Discussion boards
    • Desktop web conferencing
  • Assignment management
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Tests and Surveys
  • Online gradebook including rubrics
  • Blogs, wikis, and journals
  • Grade upload from the Blackboard gradebook
  • Automated integration of the course roster
  • Utilization of the University NetID login
  • Course copying from one semester to the next

Please be sure to explore the navigation menu to the left for additional information.

Information regarding the use of Blackboard in the event of a course disruption.

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