Faculty 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 Faculty Training Videos

Blackboard Faculty Orientations

General Online Orientation

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View a recording of a Blackboard 101 workshop! 

Face-to-Face Orientations

Face-to-face Blackboard orientations are available throughout the year for faculty. To check the schedule, go to the OIT Professional Development website, log in with your TAMIU 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 of Uconnect navigation.

Option 2

  1. In a web browser's address bar, type https://elearning.tamiu.edu/.
  2. Locate and click the "Log In" button.
    Arrow pointing to the location of the log in here button in Blackboard.
  3. On the next page, log in with your employee 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.

Blackboard Instructor Guides

The following guides are available for faculty members on some commonly asked questions:

Blackboard Faculty Training Videos by Hoonuit

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

Grade Center 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