CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn)
Important: CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn) Transition to Learning Management System (Canvas)
On May 4, 2020, the University transitions to Canvas as its Learning Management System (LMS) beginning with the summer 2020 term.
Visit teaching.pitt.edu/canvas to learn more!
CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn) is the University of Pittsburgh's web-based course and learning management system. The full version of the service is accessible by searching for CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn) in My Pitt. Students and faculty engage and collaborate without needing to download plug-ins or install desktop software.
Mobile apps for students and instructors provide access to the most frequently used features of CourseWeb. Organize your academic life while you're on the go!
Benefits of CourseWeb
- Keep up-to-date on assignments
- Join virtual classes and collaborate on projects
- Stay in touch with your instructors and classmates
- Engage with your instructor using the hand-raising feature to ask questions
- Augment your classroom instruction with digital media, including whiteboards, handouts, notes, sample exercises, presentations, podcasts, videos, files, and related readings
- Check your courses and monitor discussions—even while on the go
- Engage your students in collaborative and reflective learning activities, including discussion forums, wikis, blogs, and journals
- Send announcements to your students
- Record and deliver grades on classroom tests and assignments
- Track the order in which students ask questions through the hand-raising feature
- Use a mobile-friendly format to create and record sessions
Getting Started with CourseWeb is Easy
Activate your account by completing a CourseWeb profile:
Enhance your CourseWeb experience:
Set up your mobile device
- From your iOS or Android device, use the Download links on this page to download the Blackboard app (for students) or the Blackboard Instructor app (for faculty).
- Launch the app.
Note: If prompted for an institution, search for and select University of Pittsburgh.
- Tap Web Login.
- Log in with your University Computing Account username and password.
Note: The Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor apps use Pitt Passport single sign-on for multifactor authentication.
Access your account anywhere
Choose one of these secure options to log in using multifactor authentication through Pitt Passport:
- Log in to My Pitt with your University Computing Account username and password.
- Search for and select CourseWeb (Blackboard)
- Click Start
- Log in to the Blackboard or Blackboard Instructor app installed on your mobile device.
More Ways to Get the Most from CourseWeb
Viewing CourseWeb training from the University Center for Teaching and Learning
- CourseWeb Introduction>
- CourseWeb FAQs>
- Use CourseWeb (Collaborate)>
- CourseWeb (Collaborate) Tools>
- University Center for Teaching and Learning’s Student Knowledgebase>