Blackboard Instructional Technology Support for Faculty

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Mason Blackboard (Bb) is available at Read more about Supported Browsers for Blackboard.

New faculty

You will have access to myMason/Blackboard 30 days prior to your start date (for adjuncts, this is 30 days before the first day of your first semester). You will need to claim your Mason NetID before you can log in to myMason. Don't see your course listed? Contact your department to add you to the course in Patriot Web.

New Courses

New courses are created when the registration period opens for that semester. For example, Fall Blackboard (Bb) courses are created in early April. Start with our beginning of semester checklist. All cross-listed courses in Patriot Web are automatically combined in Blackboard. Are you interested in combining two sections of the same course? Read more about cross-listed courses in Blackboard. Guidelines and policies for Bb and other course tools are available in the ITS knowledge base.


Visit Blackboard On Demand for quick videos.

Visit MasonLeaps and sign up today for Bb workshops.

Best Practices

ITS has many resources available to support faculty and staff. In addition to the many how-to guides and other information available in our Knowledge Base, the Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series of videos are available.


If you can not log in to myMason, please contact the ITS Support Center or reset your NetID Patriot Pass Password at Should you require assistance, contact the Collaborative Learning Hub in the Johnson Center, Room 311, at 703-993-3141, or submit a Blackboard/myMason Help Request.

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