What is myCourses?

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blackboard-logomyCourses (also known as Blackboard) is the UMass Dartmouth learning management system. myCourses allows faculty to create sites for their classes where they can store files, allow students to submit work online, post class announcements, and even keep track of student grades. Faculty can also allow students to work in groups and collaborate with their peers.

How to Access myCourses


myUMassD Quicklaunch menu, myCourses link.

To access myCourses, log into the myUMassD portal and click on “myCourses” under the Quicklaunch menu.

To create a myCourses site for one of your own courses you can use the self-service myCourses Site Setup Tool. myCourses sites need to be created every semester and automatically remain in sync with COIN rosters.

Operation and usage of the myCourses system is bound by the UMass Darmtouth myCourses Policies and Procedures.

Learn More


We offer several places for faculty and students to find support or learn more about myCourses.

For faculty:

  • Attend a Getting Started with myCourses workshop.
  • Visit our myCourses faculty help page for quick access to tutorials.
  • Search the myCourses knowledge base.
  • Log into myCourses and click on the “myCourses Support Hub” site.
  • Contact the ID team for a one-on-one consultation.

For students:

  • Complete an online orientation to myCourses by visiting the “myCourses Support Hub” within myCourses.
  • Search the myCourses knowledge base.
  • Visit our myCourses student help page for quick access to tutorials.

Students and faculty can also contact our 24/7 help desk by phone, email, or live chat with any questions.