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Blackboard Learn is an online course system that supports supplementary learning tools in an online environment. Students can download course materials (e.g., course syllabus, supplemental readings), view course announcements, review course calendars, track grades, or participate in online discussion boards using Blackboard.

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Accessing Blackboard via MyMercer

Your Blackboard account will be created automatically after you register for class. When your account is ready, you can access it by logging in to MyMercer and clicking the Access Blackboard link located in main area of the homepage.

Direct Blackboard Access

For direct access to Blackboard via the website:

  1. Visit Blackboard:
  2. Enter your Mercer University ID (MUID) number in the Username field (e.g., 10234567).
  3. Enter your password.
    NOTE: By default, your password is Mercer and your six-digit birth date in the YYMMDD format. For example, if you were born on December 15, 1980, your password would be Mercer801215.
  4. Click OK. The Blackboard homepage is visible and displays all of your accessible courses.

Changing Your Blackboard Password

To change your Blackboard password:

  1. Log in to Blackboard via MyMercer.
  2. Click on your name in the upper-right corner of the page.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Personal Information.
  5. Click the Change Password link.
  6. Type a new password in the Password and Verify Password fields.
  7. Click Submit.

Accessing My Courses

After you register for classes, your course(s) will appear in the Blackboard Course List within 24 hours. If you do not see your courses listed after 24 hours, contact the IT Help Desk.

Respondus LockDown Browser for Blackboard

Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser for taking tests in Blackboard. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Blackboard test requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser. Respondus LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Blackboard tests.
To access the Respondus LockDown Browser:

  1. Log in to Blackboard via MyMercer.
  2. From the Course Catalog select Self Enroll.
  3. Click RespondusLDB.
  4. Click Enroll.
  5. You will now have access to download the Respondus LockDown Browser and the documentation for the application.

Help and Support

If you have problems accessing or using the Blackboard system, contact the IT Help Desk.




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