Blackboard Announcements

Resources to Help With Stress

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2022

If you are experiencing stress or anxiety about your daily living needs including food, housing or just feel you could benefit from free resources to help you through a difficult time, please click here https://www.com.edu/community-resource-center/. College of the Mainland has partnered with free community resources to help you stay on track with your schoolwork, by addressing life issues that get in the way of doing your best in school. All services are private and confidential. You may also contact the Dean of Students office at deanofstudents@com.edu.

Do Not Use Internet Explorer or Edge Web Browser

Friday, Feb 18, 2022

Many students are having issues when using Internet Explorer or Edge web browsers in Blackboard. Please note these are not supported browsers and some attached documents in Blackboard will not open in these browsers.

The most compatible browsers with Blackboard are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Reset Your Password

Friday, Feb 18, 2022

You can reset your pasword by clicking here.

You can also call the IT HelpDesk at 409-933-8302 for any password-related issues. For Blackboard issues, click Technical support at the top of this page.

Online Learner Workshop Self Enroll

Monday, Aug 23, 2021

When Will I Get Access To My Classes?

Friday, Aug 13, 2021

Courses are not available in Blackboard until one day before the official start date of the class.

You cannot log into Blackboard until you register for a class. Registered within the past few hours? You won't get access immediately. Check the Access Schedule to find out when you will get access based on when you registered. 

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021

Students: Your instructor may require you to use Respondus LockDown Browser for exams or quizzes. You will need to install this browser and use it instead of Chrome or Firefox to login to Blackboard and take your test. Click the link at the top of this page to access the download page. If you are trying to access an exam and it says you need a password, that means you are not using the LockDown Browser!

Intro To LockDown Browser

Windows installation video

Mac installation video

LockDown Browser device compatibility.

Blackboard Mobile App

Monday, Apr 13, 2020

The Blackboard app is available for students in the Apple and Android app stores. Download the app to access Blackboard, get grades, and participate in discussions on the go.

(Note: We recommend you take exams and quizzes using a wired ethernet connection)

Respondus LockDown Browser does not work on mobile devices.

Blackboard Instructor is available for instructors on Android and iOS.

Known Issues

Blank Documents Submitted For Assignments

Description: When using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 operating system, a document that is submitted to an assignment is blank. This occurrs when the file is open in a program on the computer at the time of submission. This causes Edge browser to submit a size 0KB blank document.

Solution 1: Make sure the document is closed in Microsoft Word or other applications before submitting the file with Edge browser.

Solution 2: Use a different web browser that does not suffer from this bug, such as Chrome or Firefox.

Course Menu is Hidden

Can't navigate a course? Show the course menu!

New Features

Course Copy

Instructors can now perform a course copy.

Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

Training videos for Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor are located in Blackboard. To view them, go into your Blackboard course and find Respondus Lockdown Browser under Course Tools.

Single Sign-On

Blackboard and COM email share the same login page. Once logged in, users can access Blackboard and COM email simultaneously from the same session. If you have bookmarked our Blackboard login page, please remove it and bookmark this announcements page instead.