In order to receive email from your instructors, you must
first determine which email account you want to be associated with your Blackboard
account. Keep in mind that the email account you use for Blackboard should be
checked regularly to ensure that you do not miss important emails from your
The default email
address posted in Blackboard is your Chabot-provided Zonemail
email address, but you
have the option to either foward Zonemail email to another account OR change the
email address associated with your Blackboard account to a personal account.
If you DO see an email address under "Email for Blackboard," click
on the email address to edit. Retype the new email address and click
If you DO NOT see a field "Email for Blackboard," click on the
drop-down arrow for the "Type of E-mail to Insert," select "Email for Blackboard."
The new email address should take effect in Blackboard in about 2 hours,
although the change may take up to 24 hours.
What is my Zonemail email address?
Students should receive information about their Zonemail upon registration.
Students can always find
out your zonemail address by logging into
CLASS-Web with your W ID and six digit PIN, and then clicking on the Main
Menu click and then the link “What is my email address?”
Note: Your zonemail address contains "@zonemail.clpccd.edu"
in the address.
For assistance with
your zonemail, contact the HelpZone.
How to Access Your Zonemail email account
There are two ways to access your Zonemail; either through the campus portal,
named "The Zone,"
or you can access your email directly by way of a login page. Access to either
are available at the bottom of the
Chabot College home page:
Below is a quick video as well as text instructions for accessing your zonemail.
There are two ways to access your Zonemail:
OPTION #1: Access your email via the Zone:
The Zone by entering your CLASS-Web username/password, (your W number,
Once you're in, click the Email icon, and you will see a Google login
screen. Continue on to step 2 below.
The video directly below shows you how to login to zonemail as well as how to
forward zonemail to another email account. Scroll down below the video for
If you want to forward email sent to your Zonemail to a personal email account, you
will need to log into The Zone and set up your college email account so it
automatically forwards all emails to your personal account.
Enter your Gmail username and password (see above).
Go to Settings - Forwarding and POP/IMAP
Click the radio button in front of “Forward a copy of incoming mail to”
Enter an email address in the adjacent text box.
Click Save Changes at the bottom.
Changing your Zonemail account password (optional)
If you want to change your password, click Settings, then Accounts, then
How to Access Blackboard through The Zone (optional)
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District provides a portal that can link
your college accounts to one system called
the Zone. The Zone is a "one-stop" location for you to login
and access multiple systems (CLASS-Web, Blackboard, Financial Aid, Library,
etc.) of the College, reducing the multiple times required for you to login.
You have the option to use the Zone to access Blackboard:
The first time
you do this, The Zone will take you to an External Account Synchronization page
where you need to enter your Blackboard password in order to synchronize
Blackboard with The Zone:
Enter your Blackboard username and password.
If you have not used Blackboard before, your Blackboard password is 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 (“W”) Number.
For example, Maria Tina Valdez with a User Identification Number of W98765432
would log into Blackboard as:
Username: W98765432 Password: mava5432 (all lowercase letters + last four digits)
Click Save Account Information after you do this.
From now on, each time you enter The Zone with your W number and PIN and click
the Blackboard link, you will be taken directly to your My Institution page in
Blackboard where you can access your courses. The only exception is if you
change your password in Blackboard; in this case, The Zone will again ask for
your Blackboard password.