Blackboard is the U of C standard course management system. Blackboard makes it easy for you to communicate with your students, post documentation and even manage assignment submissions. Dedicated group functions, tests and surveys administration and related features make Blackboard a great tool to facilitate your teaching practice. Blackboard only requires a Java-enabled Internet Browser (for example: Netscape or Internet Explorer) and an Internet connection to run. Using Blackboard doesn't require any knowledge of web page creation.