Blackboard course sites are provided for all KSAS and WSE courses. Course sites are automatically created each semester by IT@JH and students are added to the sites by the registrar.

Blackboard Documentation & Reference

Getting Started Tip Sheet

How-To Documentation (from Hopkins)

On Demand Learning Center (from Blackboard)

FAQ - General Blackboard

Support Contacts

Please note that the CER provides Blackboard support for courses that are part of the full-time KSAS and WSE programs. If you are teaching for the part-time programs (AAP or EP), please contact the appropriate instructional technology support center.

  • For course design, “how-to” questions, and general feedback, please send an email to


Blackboard Training Sessions

Blackboard training for KSAS and WSE faculty is part of a coordinated effort by the CER for preparing to teach remotely. For a complete list of upcoming training sessions on Blackboard and other educational tools, please visit our Preparation for Remote Teaching page.

Blackboard 9 Sandbox Sites

Sandbox sites allow faculty to try the new features and interface of Blackboard in a test environment. Content added to sandbox sites is not saved or migrated to any production courses. Sandbox instructions in PDF format.