Online Learning/Blackboard: How to Login to Blackboard
Handout: How to Get
Started with Blackboard (printable) (.pdf)
Step 1: Go to the Blackboard log in page:
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Step 2: Enter your username and password:
Username: Your User Identification Number, or "W number," which is a unique number beginning with W and containing 8 digits. Make sure to include the "W" and not just the numerals.
Password: the first two letters of your first name, followed by the first two letters of your last name (all lowercase), followed by the last four digits of your User Identification Number.
For example, Maria Valdez with a User Identification Number of W12345678 would log in as:
Click Login to enter Blackboard.
Note: If you see the following Security Alert, click Yes.
Unable to login? Seeing an error message? Click here to find out what to do when you can't login.
IMPORTANT: Most instructors do not
make their course Blackboard sites available to students until the class start
date and sometimes not until after the start date. Until your instructor makes a
course site available, you will not
be able to access it, even if you are able to login
to the Blackboard system.
Step 3: Inside Blackboard (optional): Change your password
Step 4: Access your course site(s)
Look to the far right under My Courses and click on the course name to enter that course site.
You are now ready to begin your course! Within each course site, click on each menu item (button) to become familiar with the contents posted by your instructor.
Step 5: Verify your e-mail address
IMPORTANT: In order to receive email from your instructors, you must determine which email account you want to use for Blackboard. The default email address posted in Blackboard is Zonemail. You will automatically receive school emails through your Zonemail account unless you change it to a personal email account. You can choose between one of the following options:
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