Module - Blackboard FAQs

Blackboard Frquently Asked Questions

  • Who do I contact for Blackboard technical support?
  • Where can I find student Blackboard tutorials?​​​​​​​​​​​
  • How to be a successful online student​​​​​​​
  • What are the VU student standards of behavior?
  • How do I find out what to do if I need special accommodations?
  • How do I find out what to do if I have a medical excuse?

  • What if my instructor is not answering my email?
    First check to make sure your email is correct (see getting started folder) if the instructor has not responded to your email after 48 hours, email a second time. If you do not get a response after 24 hours on the second email please contact Distance Education at disted@vinu.edu or call 812 888-5900 and ask for your distance advisor.


  • What do I if I am military and am being deployed while taking this course?
    EXTENSIONS: For semester-based and accelerated 12, 10 and 8-week courses, instructors may choose to grant students an incomplete grade, permitting students another 50% of the original term to complete a course.  These arrangements must be made directly with the instructor before the end of the original term.  An extension may be requested 2 weeks before the end date of the course. Extensions should not be requested after the course end date. Extensions are only granted for extenuating circumstances such as medical emergencies or deployment. Documentation of the extenuating circumstance is required. Only one extension per course during a semester will be granted. At the completion of the extension, the grade earned will be submitted. If an extension is granted, the student will not be allowed to drop the course during the extended time. Students who are granted extension must show active participation by meeting due dates and goals set by your instructor. Failure to participate during an extension will end the extension and the grade earned will be submitted.


  • What is VU's policy concerning plagiarism?
    Protecting the rights of the educational process Students are expected to be honest in all academic work. A student’s placement of his or her name on any academic exercise shall be regarded as assurance that the work is the result of the student’s own thought, effort, and study. The following behavior is subject to disciplinary sanctions. 1) Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:  a. Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty. Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s work, including the work of other students, as one’s own. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged. A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, opinions, theories, formulas, graphics, or pictures from another person or source without acknowledgment. The instructor will determine appropriate student disciplinary action that is consistent with the academic dishonesty policy contained in the syllabus of the instructor.