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.
If you have never had a class in Blackboard at Chabot
before, you won't be able to login to the system until about one week prior to
the start of classes. If you register after that, it will take at least 24 hours
after registration for you to login to Blackboard.
You also will not be able to login to Blackboard to view a past course if your
instructor has made the course Bb site unavailable. (Most instructors make
Blackboard sites unavailable to students shortly after a course has ended.)
Step 3: 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:
OPTION #3: Use your existing personal email account and update your
Blackboard email address within
CLASS-Web. Follow the five steps below.
1) Login to
2) Select What is my email address?
3) Select Update Email Address.
4) Under Type of E-mail to Insert select Email for Blackboard and
5) Enter the email address in the field next to "E-mail" and click Submit.
Step 4: (optional): Change your password
Look for the Tools box
(see screenshot, right), and click on Personal Information. (If you do not
see the Tools box, you are not on the My Institution page. Click
on the My Institution tab in the upper-left corner).
Click Change Password.
Enter your own unique password in both password fields.
Click Submit at the bottom. At the next two screens, click
Look to the far
right under My Courses and click on a course link to enter a course site. Once
in each course site, click on each menu item (button) to become familiar with
the contents posted by your instructor.