Blackboard LogoMcKendree University uses Blackboard Learn 9.1 learning management system (LMS).


All online courses are required to use Blackboard.


Access the system through My McK or


What you need to access Blackboard

  1. Your McKendree username and password.

  2. A machine with Windows 7/8/10 or latest two versions of OSX. Do not use Windows XP.

  3. Machine must be without issues (i.e. malware, software conflicts, etc.) and be current with all operating system, driver, and software updates.

  4. The latest Blackboard system requirements can be found here

  5. Firefox or Chrome browsers are strongly recommended over Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari.

  6. Strong, stable broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 4 Mbps or higher.

  7. Skills with using internet applications, software, and file management

Please note the while Blackboard can be accessed through mobile devices, non-Windows/Mac machines, and sub-standard/problematic machines, functionality will be limited. This is also true when using Blackboard with weaker internet connections. In other words, you will likely run into issues if your device or internet connection is not up to par.


Blackboard Browser Check


Download the Blackboard App (for students).  The app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices.


Further Information and Help with Blackboard

When logged into Blackboard, look for one of the following courses:

Blackboard Tips and Tutorials for Students

Blackboard Tips and Tutorials for Instructors


Also, you can search for information at the official Blackboard Help site: Blackboard Help