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Blackboard Learn

What is Blackboard Learn?

Blackboard Learn is a course management application designed to enhance teaching and learning. The Blackboard course management e-learning system enables instructors to build and customize course offerings. In addition, students enrolled with Blackboard become engaged in an interactive learning environment.

Accessing Blackboard Learn
Online Training
  • All faculty have been enrolled in an online Blackboard class, “Blackboard Learn Orientation for Faculty.”
In Class Training
  • Blackboard Learn Orientations are presented often during the first weeks of the Fall term to provide faculty who are new to Blackboard the basics of using the application.

  • Check the Scheduler often to enroll or look for various class offerings. Review the Daily Digest for new and upcoming sessions.

All new faculty are automatically set up with a Blackboard Learn account when they get an Astate email account. If you cannot access Blackboard Learn, contact the ITS Help Desk at (870) 972-3933.

Blackboard Learn Resources for Educators

Frequently Asked Questions

Scheduled Maintenance Outages

Scheduled Maintenance

IT Services is planning a small maintenance outage for its cPanel server on Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 a.m. There will be approximately 10 minutes of downtime on the server which houses sites such as sites as cstore.AState.edu, fowler.AState.edu itstore.AState.edu, kb.AState.edu and others. A complete list of sites to be affected is online.

Previous Maintenance

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Issue/Outage:  July 31 - Ethos Identity Server Services (my.AState, Campus Self Check, etc.)
Estimated start time of incident: 7:00am
Estimated Time to Repair: 5-10 minutes

Banner Outage - July 16th
Start time:  5:00 pm 
End time:   Undetermined

Network Outage-July 17-18
Start time:  Friday at 6:00 pm
End time:  Saturday at 8:00 am
Services affected:  ALL campus network services including Internet, phone, etc., may be impacted. Services that are hosted off campus will not be impacted, unless they require real-time authentication with campus resources. .

DUE TO END OF YEAR PROCESSING, ONLINE PAYMENTS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM 12:00 PM TUESDAY, JUNE 30TH THROUGH 8:00 AM WEDNESDAY, JULY 1ST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS TIME.

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Friday evening, April 24th at 5 pm, ITS will begin the process of moving the Banner system to the cloud.  Due to this migration, all Banner services including Self Service will be unavailable until Monday morning April 27th.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

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The weekend following the 3rd Friday of each month is the regularly scheduled “Maintenance Window” for enterprise IT systems.  Occasionally the dates are adjusted to accommodate other University business processes but in general these are the weekends you can expect downtime on major systems.


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