Blackboard Support

What is Blackboard Learn 9.1?

Blackboard Learn 9.1 is the Internet platform The Michener Institute uses to host all of its distance education courses. This platform will allow you to access essential course documents, as well as the ability to communicate and collaborate with your fellow students and instructor(s).

Getting Help With Blackboard Learn 9.1

Blackboard Support Hours of Operation :
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Weekends 9:00am – 5:00pm

Getting Help With Outlook e-mail and PowerCampus Self Serve:

Contact Help Desk on the next business day at 416-596-3101 x.3369 or via email

IMPORTANT! When submitting an email request to Blackboard Support, please ensure that you provide:

  • Your first and last name
  • The course code for the course in which you are experiencing problems
  • Your student ID number
  • Your username on Blackboard
  • Details of the problem you are experiencing, including: Any error messages and steps the support staff can take to re-create the problem and the location of the content or assessment in question in your course

Note: Your inquiry will be acknowledged as soon as possible on the day it is received

How Do I Access Blackboard Learn 9.1?

Since Blackboard Learn 9.1 is an internet platform, you will need access to an internet connection and a supported web browser.
For a list of compatible browsers, please refer to the “Blackboard Learn 9.1 System Requirements” document in the Resources for Students and Instructors section.

Recommended Software

Adobe Acrobat Reader
VLC Player (free to download media player)
USB headset with microphone (for courses where Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conferencing will be used)
Desktop Sharing Extension for Google Chrome (Required for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra web conferencing)
Blackboard App for Students (free download for iOS and Android)
Blackboard App for Instructors (free download for iOS and Android)

Browser Support for Blackboard Learn 9.1:
Microsoft Windows: Mozilla Firefox*, Google Chrome*, Microsoft Edge

Mac OS: Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox*, Google Chrome*

*Michener recommends Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome for both Windows and Mac OS

Resources for Students and Instructors

Listed in the table below is a selection of video tutorials and PDF documents available on Blackboard’s On Demand Tutorials for students and instructors. A complete listing of video tutorials for students and instructors is available at Blackboard’s On Demand Learning Centre (the first link is each column below). The streaming video tutorials are either linked from Blackboard’s YouTube Channel or in Flash Player format linked from Blackboard’s On Demand Learning Centre. See the Recommended Software section tor the plugins.

Tutorial Resources for Instructors