The Blackboard Learning SystemTM (Bb) is a web-based course management system (CMS) that enhances the teaching and learning process. Blackboard is Delaware Valley University's platform for managing the delivery of course materials via the Web.  Faculty can appreciate the intuitive, easy-to-use platform, while students can enjoy having a centralized place to check homework assignments and retrieve class materials.
The degree to which Blackboard is used in a course varies. Some instructors supplement an on-campus class by putting their syllabus and handouts on their class's course site while other instructors conduct their course entirely through Blackboard, without any on-campus sessions.  For inspiration on how you can incorporate Blackboard into your teaching, see the document titled 75 Reasons to Use Blackboard.
Note:  Weekly system maintainence occurs on Fridays from 2:00am to 6:00am EST.  Although this does not normally cause any issues, please be aware that intermittent connectivity for a few minutes during this timeframe is possible.