The Blackboard Learning System™ is a tool to support teaching and learning at Missouri State University. Missouri State University has adopted Blackboard™ as their course management system to assist faculty in delivering online learning. Blackboard™ provides an integrated set of web-based tools which enable faculty and students to communicate and collaborate through threaded discussions, Podcasts, Wikis, and Blog tools. Instructors can add a variety of course materials, resources, and media-rich content. These same online materials and activities can also be used to complement a seated class – often referred to as a ‘blended’ or ‘web-enabled’ course.