Blackboard at USC
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FAQs for Instructors

FAQs for Students


For 24/7 Blackboard help:
Call 213-740-5555 and choose option 2.


System Announcements

  • Scheduled Blackboard Maintenance (June 4-7) (Monday, May 11, 2015)

    We want to inform you that USC’s Blackboard system will move to Blackboard’s managed hosting service this summer from Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2015. The Blackboard system will not be available during these days.

    If you are teaching a course during this period, please make sure that you take this four-day Blackboard downtime into consideration when planning your course syllabus. As Blackboard will be completely unavailable for four days, any assignments due between June 4 and June 7 will need to be submitted via an alternative method.

    If you have any questions, contact the Blackboard support team at 213-740-5555 and choose option 2.

    The ITS Learning Technologies Team

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is USC's e-learning platform. Instructors use Blackboard to post and distribute course content such as syllabuses and handouts, to communicate with students via announcements and email messages, to assess student learning through quizzes and online assignments, and much more.

A Blackboard course website is automatically created for every course at USC, although each course is hidden from the students until the instructor chooses to make the course available to students. Fall courses courses are automatically created on April 15, Spring courses are created on November 15, and Summer courses are created on March 15. This streamlines the course creation process and supports the Provost's Emergency Preparedness initiative. In the event of a campus closure or suspension of classes, the availability of courses in Blackboard will help USC instructors connect with students and continue teaching in a timely way.

If you are enrolled in one of USC's online graduate degree programs, please note that Blackboard may not be the learning management system used in your course. Visit for more information

Tip: Blackboard Mobile Learn

With the free Blackboard Mobile Learn app, you can access course materials on mobile devices and receive alerts when new content is posted.

Blackboard Help

Course Evaluations

To access course evaluations in Blackboard, click the login button in the top left corner of this page, enter your USC NetID and password, and then click the Course Evaluations link beneath and slightly to the right of the USC logo in the top left corner of the page.