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Getting Started Lib Guide for Blackboard Online Students
Blackboard classes are not available until the first day of class.
Click on LOGIN button.
Enter Username: last name + first initial + middle initial + 2-digit birth
month + 2-digit day-of-birth.
Example: For John Q.
Public born 01/23/1991
the username would be publicjq0123
Enter Password: last six digits of
your social security #. (If you registered late, you may have to wait 24 hours before course access is available).
You will access a screen called My Institution. All
Online, Web-enhanced and Hybrid courses that you are enrolled in and other valuable information
will be listed on this page. Look under the column, My Courses, click on
your class and enter the course.
Once you are in the course:
Bookmark course URL in your Internet Browser.
You may also access the Blackboard server by typing in this URL
Proceed to navigate through the course clicking on the left-hand
to familiarize yourself with the course.
It is a good idea to print out your course and related materials.
Please keep in mind that Internet courses are a commitment of time and
just like a traditional course. Students must set aside the appropriate
amount of time to successfully complete all assignments and learn course
DO NOT GET BEHIND.