Office of Information Technology

Learning Management System (UAF Blackboard)

Category: Academic Support & Computer Labs


Blackboard is UAF's web based learning management system that allows instructors to develop and deliver course materials online.

Instructors use Blackboard to post documents, assignments, quizzes and exams and to moderate forums, provide virtual office hours, and more. Students are able to check their grades, submit assignments, and interact with each other and the instructor.

Blackboard is used for distance education classes that are taught entirely online as well as to complement traditional face-to-face classes.

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Service Users

UAF students, faculty, and staff.


Users require a UA Username and UA Password. To use Blackboard you will need a computer with the following: Minimally, Windows XP with SP 3, or Mac OS X 10.4 or higher One of the following browsers: Internet Explorer 7 or higher Firefox 3.0 or higher Safari 3.0 or higher Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 13 or higher Users must be in compliance with the following: University of Alaska: Acceptable Use of Online Resources University of Alaska Board of Regents Policy of Information Resources


Service is provided at no cost to end users.

Get Started

Users can request an account through the OIT Support Center at or call (907) 450-8300 or toll free (800) 478-8226.

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New and returning student accounts are automatically created daily at 4am.


Service is available 24 hours/day. Exceptions include scheduled maintenance or unplanned outages.

Getting Help

To request technical assistance, training, or support, please contact the OIT Support Center at or call (907) 450-8300 or toll free (800) 478-8226.
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