Blackboard Learn is the web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used by Illinois Institute of Technology. Blackboard is populated with empty course shells or sites, as well as instructor and student enrollments from Banner, for all courses taught at the university. Use of Blackboard at the university is not mandatory.

Illinois Tech has an enterprise license for Course Delivery, Community Engagement, Content Management, and Outcomes Assessment. The university does not license Connect, Transact, or Analytics.

In addition, Illinois Tech has an enterprise license for Respondus Lockdown Browser to assist with online testing. The Respondus Lockdown Browser can be downloaded here.

Blackboard Resources

For general questions about Blackboard functionality, Blackboard provides online guides for students and faculty on the Center for Learning and Innovation website: Blackboard Resources.

Technical Issues

To report a technical problem or to receive general usage assistance, please email the Support Desk at or call 312.567.3375 (7-DESK).

Pedagogical Support for Faculty

The Center for Learning Innovation provides faculty assistance with the pedagogical aspects of Blackboard. Email with questions or to schedule a consultation.

See the Center for Learning Innovation website for more information, including:

  • Workshops and Office Hours
  • How to add a TA to your course site
  • Information on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • Faculty Development
  • Online Learning for Students