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Student eLearning (Blackboard) Orientation

This page provides an overview of eLearning, the official learning management system (LMS) used at Texas A&M International University. eLearning is currently hosted by Blackboard.

Quick Links: Logging into Blackboard | Blackboard Student Training Videos | Blackboard Portfolio Training Videos

Blackboard Student Orientations

Online Orientations

Watch the general "Blackboard Student Navigation" workshop on

YouTube Logo(short version) or ECHO360 Logo or YouTube Logo (long version)

Download or Print the Getting Started with Blackboard quick guide.

Detailed training videos may be found below under "Blackboard Student Training Videos".

Face-to-Face Orientations

Face-to-face Blackboard orientations are available the first two weeks of every semester. To check the Blackboard Student Orientation schedule, go to the OIT Professional Development website, log in with your student credentials, and self-register for a workshop.You can also schedule a one-on-one Blackboard orientation by contacting the OIT Helpdesk at (956) 326-2310 and asking for an eLearning Coordinator's assistance.

Logging into Blackboard

When you are enrolled in a course that utilizes Blackboard, you are in a virtual classroom. Your NetID (username) and password protect your data, like a key does for your locker. To log into Blackboard:

Option 1

  1. Log into Uconnect (http://uconnect.tamiu.edu/), and click on the eLearning logo on the upper right hand corner.
    Arrow pointing to the eLearning button in top Uconnect navigation.

Option 2

  1. In a web browser's address bar, type https://elearning.tamiu.edu/.
  2. Locate the "Log On" module, and click on "Log in Here" button.
    Arrow pointing to the location of the
  3. On the next page, log in with your student credentials. (Your NetID (username) and password are the same as your University NetID and password.)

After you have successfully logged on, you will automatically be able to see links to all courses for which you are enrolled inside the Blackboard Learn system.

Updating Your Blackboard Avatar

Use the following document for instructions on how to update your Blackboard avatar with your picture.

Blackboard Student Training Videos by Atomic Learning

Below are a list of selected student training videos from Atomic Learning on the Blackboard Learn system. Click on a link and log in with your student NetID and password to view these videos.

Blackboard Portfolios Training Videos by Atomic Learning

Below are a list of selected training videos from Atomic Learning on Blackboard Portfolios. Click on a link and log in with your student NetID and password to view these videos.

Office of Information Technology
Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services
Killam Library, Room 259
Phone: (956) 326-2792
Fax: (956) 326-2299
E-mail: elearning@tamiu.edu