Blackboard Courses

Available to: Students

Service Summary

Blackboard Courses is a web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used at Mason to deliver online or web-enhanced courses. Blackboard Courses provides a secure login system and tools to facilitate participation in both traditional and online courses. Some of these tools include discussion forums, student group areas, text-based and real time chat, a secure course grade book, and delivery of quizzes and exams.

  • Course Folders: All course folders are automatically created based on class rosters in PatriotWeb. You will not receive a course folder in Blackboard Courses until you are registered.



How to Get this Service

  • All Blackboard Courses users log in via The User Name is the same as your Mason NetID. The Password is the same as your Mason email account.

There is no charge for this service.


Blackboard Courses is available 24/7. 

*Except Fridays, 2 AM-6 AM (EST). While system maintenance is not always performed during this time, students should be aware that myMason may not be available. Please check the announcements module for specific information on scheduled outages or extended maintenance periods.

Getting Help

If you can not log into Blackboard Courses, contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870. For questions and comments regarding the Blackboard Courses system, please email

Last modified date: August 11, 2015