If teaching in face to face classrooms is cancelled for two to three weeks, it behooves faculty members to take a few simple steps now to make the transition to online instruction less stressful.

 Getting Started:

  • Inform your students that you will be contacting them via their Catamount email to test that capability.
  • Log into Blackboard by going to, clicking on Quicklinks and selecting the Blackboard option
    • It is recommended that your use Chrome or Firefox browsers for best results
    • Your username and password are the same as you use for your WCU email account
  • If you need assistance, contact the IT Help Desk at or 828-227-7487.

Preparing Your Blackboard Courses

In each of your courses, do the following:

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Click here to view a video demonstration of the above steps.