Take a tour of myCourses

myCourses is UMass Dartmouth's learning management system. It is the place where you will collaborate with classmates and submit work online. Your instructor may also refer to myCourses as "Blackboard."

Accessing myCourses

You will access myCourses through the myUMassD portal. After logging in:
  1. Click on the yellow QuickLaunch Button, located in the upper left side of the page.
  2. Select myCourses from the drop-down menu.
  3. You are now on the myCourses Dashboard
*Please note, course access is granted 72 hours before your class begins. If this is your first online class, you will not be able to access myCourses until that time.

Dashboard Tour

Think of the dashboard as your myCourses Home Page. At a glance, you can see what courses you are enrolled in, instructor announcements, discussion board posts to which you are subscribed and more!

myCourses Support Hub Tour

The myCourses Support Hub is a sample course site within myCourses. It will help acquaint you with myCourses by allowing you to try out various aspects of myCourses outside of the classes in which you are enrolled.

Tour a Course Site

Although every course site is different, there are certain things you can expect to see in your class. Generally speaking you will:
  • See what assignments are due.
  • View grades and feedback on your work.
  • Interact with your classmates via discussion boards (forums).
  • Receive communication from your instructor.

Checking Your Grades

There are two main ways to view your grades once they have been published by your instructor:
Method 1:
  1. Login to Blackboard and click the appropriate Course Name under “My Courses”.
  2. In the course menu click Tools.
  3. Choose the “My Grades” link.
  4. Click Details to view more information on a grade. (If you do not see this link, your instructor has not enabled it.)
  5. Click the Icon Legend button for an explanation of the different icons.

Method 2:
  1. Login to Blackboard and click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right-hand corner to open the myCourses Activity Feed.
  2. Select the myGrades icon, which looks like a clipboard with a check mark on top.
  3. You will see all published grades from your courses on this page.
How to Check Your Grades