Resources for Faculty and Staff

The following resources are focused on the various features of Blackboard Learn Ultra and its integrations. Access resources for EAB Navigate, Cognate Search Engine and the UMiami App, on their respective websites.

Quick Links: Progress Reports and Advising


Solutions to various frequently asked questions.

Become familiar with navigating the Blackboard homepage and inside your courses.

Create, add or copy engaging course materials.

In your Blackboard courses, you can reuse content from other courses, or copy an entire course.
Ally provides insight into the accessibility of course content and populates alternative materials for students


If you teach multiple sections of a course, you can merge or augment your course.

Enroll people in your course who are not automatically enrolled in your course.

Communicate with students using announcements, emails and conversations.

Create individual or group assignments that allow students to submit files online.

Create graded tests to measure student performance, used for online quizzes or exams.
Set due date or time-limit accommodations for individual students across assessments.


Create discussions that allow students to post and respond to messages.
Implement an individual self-reflective tool only visible between you and the student.

Record grades, feedback, and rubric criteria to communicate student progress in a course.

Manage groups used for collaborative projects, study groups, or other activities.

Connect to Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom or Microsoft Teams for sychronous classes.
Assign attendance grades, so students can view their overall attendance grade and record.


View summaries of course usage and student engagement in course items.