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Helpful MyGateway Tutorials for Students

Below you'll find resources that assist you in using the MyGateway (Blackboard) course management system. The MyGateway system has many flexible features that enhance teaching and learning both in and out the classroom. If you have any questions about using MyGateway please contact the Faculty Resource Center by phone, 516-6704 or email,

View the Flash videos on this page using Internet Explorer. You can also download a separate SWF opener application if desired.

Personalize MyGateway

  1. Customizing Your MyGateway Page (video)
  2. Changing the Color Theme on your MyGateway Page (video)
  3. Adding Events to Your Calendar (video)
  4. Stay Organized by Managing Your Course and Personal Tasks (video)
  5. Editing Your Personal Preferences (video)
  6. Setting your Privacy Options (video)

Managing Course Assignments

  1. Submitting an Assignment (video)

Communication Tools: Email, Groups, Discussion Board...

  1. Working in Groups (video)
  2. Creating a Discussion Board Post (video)
  3. Creating a Discussion Board Thread (video)
  4. Replying to a Discussion Board Thread (video)
  5. Organizing Discussion Board Posts (video)
  6. Viewing Discussion Board Grades (video)
  7. Using the Discussion Board (Flash video)
  8. Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Wimba Classroom) (html)
  9. Sending email from a course (pdf)

Accessing Grades and taking exams online

  1. Checking your Grades (video)
  2. Taking Tests at the Online Testing Center (html)

Additional Resources

  1. Introduction to MyGateway (Flash video)
  2. Blackboard Screen Reader (html)
  3. Turnitin


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