This purpose of this page is to assist you with the transition from Blackboard to BOLT (Bloomsburg Online Learning and Teaching). BOLT is our new Learning Management System and will be supported by a company named Desire2Learn (D2L).



Sign Up for Self-Paced Training

The PASSHE Portal takes you to a site that PASSHE is maintaining with updates about the transition from Blackboard. It also contains a link for you to sign up for online self-paced training of D2L. You will use your PASSHE Active Directory username (BU email address) and password to access the portal.

The remaining links on the top navigation bar will provide you with the necessary documentation that you will need to make a smooth transition from Blackboard to BOLT.


Training Registration

What information WILL carry over from Blackboard to BOLT?

What information will NOT carry over from Blackboard to BOLT?

How long do I have to export my data from Blackboard?

What courses will be moved over to BOLT?

How do I learn how to use the new system?

Where can I go for help with this transition?

What is the difference between BOLT and Desire2Learn?


Documentation and Tutorials

To access the step-by-step directions in Adobe PDF format, click on the pdf. To view the tutorials, click on the tutorial.


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  • Informational Videos

    View short videos containing information regarding the Blackboard Transition.

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