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Student Blackboard


Blackboard is used to electronically give out information and assignments for Philadelphia University classes. Blackboard can be accessed at "Blackboard.philau.edu" or by clicking on the logo above.

When logging in please use YourUserName/Password combination. This is the same username/password combination used for WebAdvidor and Web Mail.

For more information about Blackboard please click on one of the following Topics:

- Navigation 
- When Students will see Courses in Blackboard
- Test expectations
- Mobile App
- Atomic Learning Videos
- Browser Issues



In the picture below there are three different main sections students see when logged into Blackboard.


1. Quick links to various sections that provide students with overviews of their courses in Blackboard.
2. A list of all current announcements for all enrolled classes.
3. Each course that students are enrolled in. This is the main way to access your classes through Blackboard.


Hiding and Showing the Course Menu in Blackboard


When Students see courses in Blackboard

Students will see courses they are enrolled in the day before classes start. Many professors keep their courses private until the first day of class because they are prepping materials and coursework on Blackboard.

If a student attends the first class of the semester and afterwards is still not enrolled, contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance.


Test Expectations

When taking a test in Blackboard users must make sure to not press the back button on the Internet Browser. This will create an error in Blackboard and it will most likely kick the user out of the test.

Please use the buttons and links in Blackboard to navigate around the test as well as the user's classes.


Mobile Application

Blackboard's mobile application for Students and Teachers allows users to look at content through their Smartphones and be given updates and reminders about events and upcoming tests.

This application is available on Android and iPhone/iPad. However, it is only available over a Wireless connection. Blackboard Mobile is not available over 3G or 4G access unless the user has a contract with Sprint.


Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning is a resource containing hundreds of video tutorials on common computer programs. There are hundreds of videos that can help guide  students and teachers through using Blackboard, uploading documents, and assessments.

Click here for a direct link to the Blackboard section of Atomic Learning for students.


Browser Issues

For information on which browsers work with Blackboard and which ones don't. Please visit the Blackboard Support Page Here.



For further assistance, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 215-951-4648 or by Email at HelpDesk@PhilaU.edu