Click the panels to view
This video is a great place to start learning about Blackboard Learn, known at WVU as eCampus.
- Run the Browser Check. This tool will check for supported internet browsers and have a valid Java version installed.
- Refer to
Computer Requirements and Supported Browsers for current
information about which browsers and operating systems are compatible
with eCampus. Only one browser is required to access eCampus.
However, it is wise to have at least two ready to go at any one
time in the event the primary browser fails. In Windows systems,
it is recommended to have Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome
operational. For OS X (Mac) systems, Safari, Firefox and Chrome
- Ensuring that
Java is up-to-date eliminates many problems in Blackboard.
If a Java error is received, try updating Java before exploring
NOTE: Please make sure both the 32 and 64 bit versions are installed for all Windows 64 bit operating systems.
Java 7 Update 80
Before the start of the semester: Students cannot log
in to WVU eCampus and see their courses until 12:00AM on the official start date identified in STAR (Banner) unless
the instructor chooses to open their courses to students as many as seven days
before the official start date. Don’t worry if the My WVU eCampus page appears blank prior
to the official start date
identified in STAR (Banner). If the course has already begun,
but still cannot be accessed, please consult the ITS Service
Desk for further assistance.
To learn more about WVU eCampus before classes start, please visit the Faculty Tutorials page.
Once a semester is complete: Access to its content
will be closed two weeks after the section end date.
If the semester is not over, users can check if they are still enrolled in the course by checking the course schedule in MIX. If the course appears in the MIX course schedule but does not appear on the My WVU eCampus page, contact the ITS Service Desk at 293-4444.
Adding Content Areas (Course Menu items) to a Course:
- Turn the Edit Mode ON
- From the Course menu, hover the mouse over the “+” button and in the list that appears, click on Create Content Area item.
- Type the name of the content area.
- Set the content to be available by checking the box then click Submit
- The new content area appears at the bottom of the Course Menu
- In Edit Mode, access a Content Area from the Course Menu, by clicking on the name of the content area, e.g. Course Content.
- On the Action Bar, click Build Content button and then select Item beneath the Create column.
- On the Create Item page, enter the item’s Name and Text.
- To upload a file from a computer click Browse My Computer or to link to an existing file that was previously uploaded into your course, click Browse Course Files. Repeat Step 4 to add additional files and/or links to files.
- Under Options, select Yes for Permit Users to View the Content Item to make the item available to students. Users can also choose to track student views and set a display before and after day.
- Click Submit.
Students, instructors, and individual file uploads are all limited to 20MB. Courses are limited to 500MB. Files larger than 40MB may be uploaded to the content collection and linked to different areas within the course.
- In Edit Mode, access an existing content area [e.g., Content, Syllabus, Assignments] on the Course Menu.
- On the Action Bar, click Build Content.
- Click Item.
- On the Create Item page, enter the item’s Name (required) and and any accompanying Text (optional).
- To add a file, click Browse My Computer. Repeat this step to add additional files.
- Under Options select Yes for Permit Users to View this Content to make the item available to students.
- Click Submit