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Blackboard @ Zane State
Student Quick Start Guide
Supported Browsers and Operating Systems
All Zane State College students have a Blackboard account.
username is the same as your Zane State College
email (everything before the “@”), all lower case.
the same as your e-mail, My Z-Online and computer login.
Accessing Your Courses:
After you log in, you will see a list of courses you are taking on
Blackboard on the right side of the screen under
MyCourses. Click a
course’s title to access that course.
If you do not see any courses listed when you log in, please
contact your instructor.
Navigating a Course:
Course Menu on the left to visit the various
sections of your course. You can also click the folder icon just above the
course menu to see how a course is structured and to jump to any part of the
Questions about your course should be directed to your instructor. For technical problems please contact the Help Desk at
The main link for Blackboard Learn on Demand for students is:
Taking a Test Online (2 min 5 sec)
When your instructor posts an online test in Blackboard, you will need to access the test in your course, enter your answers and submit your test for a grade. This brief video will guide you through those steps.
Checking Your Grades (2 min 39 sec)
You can use the MyGrades tool to view your course grades and instructor feedback.
Creating a Discussion Board Post (2 min 40 sec)
The discussion board is a place your instructor has created for you to exchange ideas with your class. You can participate in the dialog by posting and responding to questions and statements called threads.
Creating a Discussion Board Thread (1 min 37 sec)
You can create a thread in an existing forum. If you want to start a new conversation or discussion in a forum, create a new thread to keep the ideas together.
Replying to a Discussion Board Thread (1 min 44 sec)
This brief tutorial will guide you through the steps to select a thread and reply to it.
Submitting an Assignment (2 min 28 sec)
Assignments are created by your instructor. This tutorial will guide you through the process of downloading an assignment, adding file content, and uploading assignments.
To learn more, checkout the other videos available through Blackboard on Demand Learning for students at: http://ondemand.blackboard.com/students.htm