.Blackboard Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Logging-In to Blackboard

FAQ Printable Version (pdf file).

The FAQ's are divided into three sections:
Thank you for viewing the questions (and answers!) that you may have about Blackboard, the course management system at SLCC. 
In order to get the most out of the FAQ section, we recommend that you review the on-line Blackboard student manual along with the FAQ.

My professor said my class is on Blackboard. What does this mean?
Blackboard (Bb) is a web based tool for teaching and learning. Think of it as a container that holds all the essential information you need to complete a class. You can do assignments, send email, participate in an online discussion and even take tests as a student enrolled in a class that uses Blackboard. Some classes are offered completely on-line, while others use Bb as a supplement for on-campus activities.

How do I log-in to Blackboard?
Bb can be accessed from anywhere  by using a Mac or a PC with internet access. The web address is
https://blackboard.stlcc.edu Your instructor must have enrolled you in a Bb course in order for you to gain access.

What is my username and password?
Unless your instructor tells you otherwise,  your username is your Student ID Number without dashes and your initial password is the word password. You should change your password as soon as you log in.
password: password

How do I change my Password?
1) Click the “My Institution” tab to view that page.
2) Click on “Personal Information” in the “Tools” list on the left side of the page.
3) Click on “Change Password”.
4) Enter the same new password in each of the password fields.
5) Click the “Submit” button.

Note the following:

  • Use only alphanumeric characters (i.e. no special characters like # and %).
  • Dashes are acceptable.
  • Don't use any spaces.
  • Passwords are case-sensitive.
  • Caps lock should be off.  

I forgot my password.  What do I do?
Only your instructor can reset your password.  Contact your instructor to have your password reset.

Where can I learn more about the features in Bb?
You can find full documentation on Bb in the online Blackboard Student Manual.


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