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Student's Guide to Using Blackboard

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Blackboard is an online software tool that your instructor will use to teach all or part of your course online. Depending on how your instructor set up the course, you may use Blackboard to:


  • View important announcements

  • Participate in online discussions and small group activities

  • Access course materials and resources on the Web

  • Submit your assignments, take on-line tests and quizzes, and check your grades


Please use the Blackboard student guide to assist in answering any questions you may have.


Getting Started

Software requirements.   You will need to use a web browser to access Blackboard. Generally, recent versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox will work for Windows. Recent versions of Safari and Firefox will work for Apple Mac operating systems. Because compatibility changes continually as browsers are updated, check here for a current list of compatible browsers.


Computer access. If you don’t have a computer, Web access is available on campus in the Computer Labs and many public libraries.


How to Access  Your Blackboard Account

All Blackboard Learn accounts are based on Banner credentials by default. 

Your username for Blackboard is your Banner ID (A number) and your password for Blackboard will be your Banner pin (case sensitive). 


The only email address used by Blackboard will be your bulldog account.  Always make sure to log into your campus email account on a regular basis in case your instructors email you with important announcements or other information. 



Getting to and Logging in to Blackboard

To get to Blackboard, use this URL:


You can log into Blackboard by using your Banner ID (a number) and your banner pin as the password (this field is case sensitive).  If you encounter problems logging in, you may use the "forgot your password" link below the log in area to reset your password. 

Click the name of your course in the My Courses area to enter the course site.

If you do not see your course listed, it may be because your instructor has not yet made the site available. If you are sure that you registered for the course, check back later. Contact your instructor if the course is not available when the semester begins.












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