Blackboard Orientations

When to Use?

This article provides information on locating the Blackboard Online and Hybrid Orientation. Blackboard Orientations are available for both Faculty and Students and all users will be auto-enrolled into Blackboard Online and Hybrid Orientation course sites.


As of Fall 2022, Blackboard will be available to GVSU faculty and students in both the Classic Course View and the Ultra Course View.  Most courses will remain Classic course view until Spr/Sum 2023; however, some Fall 2022 course sites are piloting the new Ultra course view.

Faculty and students can learn more about using the different course views in the Blackboard Online and Hybrid Orientation sites.

Classic online and hybrid Orientationultra online and hybrid orientation

To find a Blackboard Orientation:

1. Log in to Blackboard at

2. Click the Courses tab on the left hand navigation menu

3. In the Courses page, click the Current Courses dropdown at the center of the screen, and select Professional Development.

  • The Ultra course view orientation site has "Bb Ultra Online/Hybrid Orientation" as the course name
  • The Classic course view orientation site has "Online/Hybrid Orientation" as the course name and  "Original Course View" noted next to it.  

Orientation sites are found under the Professional Development term


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