Blackboard System

Introduction

Blackboard is the University of Toronto's central Learning Management System (LMS). It is a Web-based suite of software designed to allow students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or use online materials and activities to complement face-to-face in class teaching. Blackboard enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion forums, course specific e-mail, electronic announcements, virtual chat, online quizzes, and more. The degree to which Blackboard is used in a course varies. For example, some instructors supplement an on-campus class by putting their syllabus and handouts on their course sites. In contrast, other courses use some of Blackboards applications and on-line tools for more collaborative endeavours.

Not all Faculty of Law courses use Blackboard. Please check the course descriptions on the main Faculty of Law website.

To Self-Enroll in a Course

Until the add/drop course date, students in the Faculty of Law must self-enroll in courses which use Blackboard. Once that date has passed, enrollment information will be updated via ROSI.

  1. Log in to http://portal.utoronto.ca using your UTORID and password. You will arrive at the front page of the Blackboard Portal.
  2. On the front page of the portal, under "Browsing Courses as a Guest," click "Browse Course Catalogue."

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     3. Select Faculty of Law from the drop down menu and click "Go."


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     4. Locate the course in which you would like to enroll. You can do this by browsing through the list of available courses.

     5. Hover your mouse over the Course ID, click the grey down arrow that appears next to the ID, and click "Enroll." 

     6. On the Self-Enrollment page click "Submit." 

Tip: When you return to Blackboard you will see the course you have enrolled in listed under My Courses.