Learning Management System (LMS)


What is a LMS?

At WCU the Learning Management System is a software application called Blackboard 9.1 used to monitor, document, and manage online and classroom events and assignments.


What does LMS Support Do?

The LMS team focuses on the management and support of Blackboard 9.1, including fault isolation and customer service.


What is Blackboard 9.1?

Blackboard 9.1 is a system that enhances the quality of online and face-to-face instruction. These are few of the numerous opportunities created by Blackboard:

  • Easy assignment posting
  • Simple online grading
  • Reliable course E-mail
  • Automatic assignment reminders
  • Organized Scheduling
  • Clear announcements
  • Open discussion Boards
  • Secure blogs and wikis
  • Access virtual meeting rooms




The features offered by Blackboard 9.1 have an endless number of uses in the classroom and can greatly improve the education experience if used properly. These are just a few of the benefits of using this advanced system:

  • Open communication between students and instructors
  • Easy 24/7 access to assignments, exams, documents, and other class resources
  • Efficient grade posting
  • Less paperwork
  • Interactive online classes
  • Wide varieties of media




All students and instructors have access to Blackboard 9.1 by selecting the link on the school website at www.wcu.edu. A username and password are required, but both are available to anyone with an active school account.



For more information relating to the newest version of Blackboard contact one of the following:





Sue Grider:            (828) 227-2279 or sgrider@email.wcu.edu           

John Hawes:         (828) 227-2763 or jhawes@email.wcu.edu


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