Welcome to the eLearning@PGCC News blog.
Here you will find resources and important information about Blackboard and online learning for faculty, staff and students at Prince George's Community College.
We hope you enjoy reading it and we welcome your feedback.
Starting December 31, 2018, Blackboard Instant Messaging
(BBIM) will no longer be available,as
Blackboard has discontinued this service. It
is recommended that Bb Collaborate be used in lieu of BBIM. For more
information on Bb Collaborate, click
For faculty who choose to use BBIM this fall 2018 semester,
there is a known issue where new users cannot download the BBIM file to install
the product on their laptop or computer from the Quicklinks, Course Tools
area. Faculty must invite unregistered users via the BBIM application on
their computer by following these instructions:
Open BBIM on your computer or laptop.
Go to the View menu and make sure that "Show unregistered
classmates" is checked.
3.Go to the Classmates tab and expand the "Without Blackboard
IM" list for your course. You can then click on the envelope to
invite the unregistered users.
4.You can enter an optional message to send to the students in the “Your
An email will be sent to students with a link to create an
account and download BBIM to their computer.