Blackboard Help for Students

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For Additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), visit and click on "Search OSU Blackboard FAQ".

Student Resources

Technical assistance - Please see the "Supported by" block located to the right for the various methods of contact.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - For additional Blackboard walkthroughs, you can search the Blackboard FAQ.

Test Preperation Guide - A guide to preparing your computer for test taking on Blackboard.  

Student Blackboard GEMs - Instructional videos for common student tasks in Blackboard including viewing grades and using the discussion board.

Video Tutorials, Service Pack 13 Update - New features as of 12/23/2013.

Change Language in Blackboard

To change your default language in Blackboard:

  1. Go to the Blackboard Home Page and log in with your ONID Username and Password
  2. Click the Personal Information link in the upper left hand corner

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    language step 2
  3. Click the Change Personal Settings link
  4. language step 3

  5. In section #2 (Select Language Pack), select your preferred language from the drop-down menu
  6. language step 4

  7. Click the Submit button in the lower right hand corner

Blackboard should then display in the language you specified.