Northeastern’s Learning Environment

Northeastern’s learning environment leverages open technologies and integrations to include innovative, global and experiential learning platforms. A robust data backbone supports customized, lifelong, and experiential learning, which is the cornerstone of Northeastern’s innovative approach to higher education. Flexible and futureproof, this Northeastern online environment will only evolve with input and partnership of the Northeastern community in support of university goals for teaching and learning tools as we evolve with Northeastern 2025.


Participate in TEXPO 2019: Technology in Teaching. Information Technology Services is excited to announce our fifth annual Technology in Teaching Expo. All Northeastern University faculty and staff are invited to engage with colleagues, share knowledge, hear how different departments are using technology and how Information Technology Services is supporting your efforts. Register at our conference website.

Take the Learning Management Environment Survey. In light of the transformational vision set by Northeastern 2025 and our experience with Blackboard to date, we are seeking faculty and staff input on our future upgrade path. The first of these opportunities to provide feedback is this survey, which gathers basic information about your use of Blackboard (or why you do not use it). The survey also provides an opportunity to indicate your interest in participating in a focus group, town hall, or committee related to this effort. Learning Management Environment Feedback Survey

Learn about the Learning Management Environment Steering Committee. Last April we held the inaugural meeting of the Learning Management Environment Steering Committee (LMESC), which is an advisory committee created to provide direct-line community feedback to Cole Camplese, the CIO and Vice President of Information Technology. The LMESC is arranging a number of opportunities to gather your feedback on how well our current learning management environment is meeting your current and future needs. Additional outreach opportunities will be extended by the committee soon.



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  • December 21, 2018
    Add a Piazza Link to your Blackboard Course
    New Features
    Piazza is a free online discussion tool. Northeastern Blackboard has a Piazza integration providing instructions with the ability to...
  • Screenshot showing the Inline Grading page in Blackboard with downloadable file and commenting options.
    September 14, 2018
    Updated Inline Grading Features
    New Features
    Using the Blackboard Assignment tool, you can grade assignments with annotations, comments and highlights all within the browser using...
  • Fact Roster and Attendance Roster Location Screenshot
    September 14, 2018
    New Location for FACT Roster and NEU Attendance Tracker
    New Features
    After the merge and upgrade, the FACT Roster and NEU Attendance Tracker have a new location. The FACT Roster...
  • Replies to Me Screenshot for Discussion Board Posts
    December 14, 2017
    Discussion Board Replies to Me
    New Features
    Keeping up with large Discussion Board forums is easier by giving participants a count and filter to just look...
  • December 14, 2017
    New Inline Grading Feature
    New Features
    Blackboard has upgraded Inline grading from Crocodoc to Box View. Box View offers several improvements over Crocodoc, including improved...
  • Blackboard Grade Center email reminders
    December 4, 2017
    Send Reminders from Grade Center
    New Features
    You can send email reminders from Grade Center columns to students and members of groups who have missing coursework....
  • collaborate ultra
    December 6, 2017
    Blackboard Collaborate Ultra for Groups
    New Features
    Faculty can add Collaborate Ultra sessions to Groups pages in the Original Course View of Blackboard Learn. This will...
  • December 6, 2017
    Easier Way to Create Dynamic Groups
    New Features
    Have a merged course and want to quickly create a group for each section? Or want to create dynamic groups...
  • submission receipt
    December 6, 2017
    Assignment Submission Receipts
    New Features
    When students submit assignments successfully, the Review Submission History page appears with information about their submitted assignments and a success message...
  • drag and drop
    December 6, 2017
    Drag and Drop File Capabilities
    New Features
    Drag and drop are now supported in the following areas: Content Collection, Content Editor, blank page content type, blogs,...


In recognition of the shared mission of all Northeastern faculty and students, January 2018 will see a streamlined support structure that provides 24/7 support to the entire university community. Help will be available in a number of ways, described below.

Self-help Materials

You will also find support and documentation for Blackboard and other integrated tools on this site in the tools area.

Blackboard Support