If you are taking online courses through the University of Maine System, you will likely use our course management system, Blackboard™ through a web browser. You have many resources to draw from to help with the setup of your computer and browser.

Technical Support is available via email or phone. Call 1-800-696-4357 
Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM -7:30 PM or email

Activate your University email account – the first step in accessing your courses.

To login to Blackboard you must have an active University email account.

Check your browser and plug-ins. Once logged in to Blackboard, follow the link to the Help, Tips, and Updates tab and choose ‘Test Your Browser’ to run the check. Install any recommended updates.

Keep your browser secure by installing security updates regularly. Most browsers have a ‘Check for Updates’ link under the Help menu.

Use only the browsers supported by Blackboard. See Blackboard Support for specific information regarding certified browsers.

Student’s Guide to Using Blackboard. This guide includes step-by-step instructions for using the tools that you will likely find in your course.

Blackboard™ Practice Course: Go to the Blackboard™ login page and log in with your “” username and password. Along the top of the page you’ll see a number of tabs. Click the Courses tab, then click Blackboard™ Practice Course in the Course Catalog area. Select Enroll from the drop-down menu below DEV_A_BB9PRACTICE. Get your questions answered in the Discussion Board about online course technologies.