Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Student- Learning Online

Begin by accessing the LMU Online Learning Guidebook here: LMU Online Learning Guidebook

Blackboard training materials and help links are available on many topics and include screenshots or videos to walk you through the process, located under Help Desk on the LMU tab in Blackboard.
The following information will cover the basics you will need to know to get started with your courses at LMU:

What is Blackboard?
Blackboard is the web-based learning management system used at LMU. Blackboard provides a mechanism to for students to receive class resources, submit assignments, view individual class grades, communicate with their instructor, and much more. Contact us for information, check out important online learning tips at bottom of page.

Accessing LMU Blackboard:
Once your account is created, Blackboard can be accessed by logging on to Pathway ( and choosing Blackboard from My Links in the right hand corner. You will not need to log in to Blackboard as it will do this automatically when you click the link.

Again, if you still need your username/password for Pathway and your LMU email, make sure you get in touch with our IS Help Desk at 423.869.7411 (extension 7411 on-campus) or

Your courses can be accessed through the My Courses Tab.
DCOM students, My Courses is found under the DCOM Tab.

Refer to the Student Help and to our FAQ page for more information. Get in touch with the CTLE at 423.869.6268 if you still need assistance.

Blackboard Collaborate (Web Conferencing)

On-demand Collaborate Training for PARTICIPANTS (by Blackboard)

Learning Online: Important Tips

Pointers for Online Exams

What Makes a Successful Online Student?

5 Tips to Succeed in Online Classes

The Skills Both Online Students and Teachers Must Have

Online Etiquette Guidelines: Discussion Board

Netiquette Basics for Online Communities (Video)

12 Online Tools and Extensions For Online Students to Avoid Procrastination