Peabody students have access to a variety of tools to accomplish their learning goals in their academic courses. Explore the areas below.
The primary enterprise system for teaching and learning and Johns Hopkins University is the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). Available at https://blackboard.jhu.edu, the Blackboard LMS is our central hub for announcements, discussion, grading, and resource sharing. More than just an alternative to the physical classroom, Blackboard is used by many faculty even when teaching face-to-face courses. The possibilities multiply in the online format.
Using Blackboard, students can:
Microsoft Teams is a complementary platform to Blackboard. Some faculty will add a Teams site in addition to a Blackboard site for your course. In Teams, faculty and students can:
Zoom is Peabody’s video conferencing solution. For comprehensive information on Zoom, please visit the Zoom for Students and Families page. Please note that students access full Zoom accounts by logging in at https://jhubluejays.zoom.us.
Microsoft OneDrive is an online file storage service (cloud file sharing service) that can help keep your files secure and easily sharable with your classmates and faculty. Through JHU’s Office 365 license, every Johns Hopkins student has access to 5 terabytes of storage. It is a great way to share files too large to email. You can also work collaboratively with colleagues on files stored in OneDrive.
(Note: “JHOneDrive” is the JHU branded instance of Microsoft’s OneDrive for business made available through JHU’s Microsoft license.)
For instructions on how to get started, please visit: https://cer.jhu.edu/tools-and-tech/onedrive.
Students with JHED IDs can access all the tools on this page with their JHED. If students do not have a JHED, please contact your faculty to inquire about access. Faculty and students are automatically enrolled in Blackboard courses via a SIS integration. All of these tools are also accessibility-compliant for students with a variety of learning needs. Faculty and students are 100% supported in their use of these tools by IT@Peabody team.
Students may also utilize other technology resources depending on their teacher and classes. Other tools you may encounter are:
Utilization of these tools is determined be each of your teachers. If you need help learning any of the tools, IT@Peabody can help.
When learning online, your assessments and final exams will be delivered remotely. Your faculty may utilize one of several tools to deliver and receive assessments: Blackboard, email, and OneDrive. Please consult your syllabus and your faculty for more information regarding how each of your classes will handle testing.
Here are the most frequent questions we get about Blackboard, organized in order of functions that require increasing effort to learn and use:
Please visit the Zoom FAQ on the Zoom for Students and Families page.