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Learn how to create an account and log in, and how to enroll in courses.

New to Blackboard Open LMS? Check out the Blackboard Open LMS Basics!


Create an account

If your institution has Blackboard Open LMS account for you, you will be provided with a username and password which you can use to log into the website. Some institutions will allow you to create an account using email based self-registration.

  1. Open an Internet browser and navigate to your school site.
  2. Click Log in.

    How it looks in Snap

    How it looks in another theme

  3. Click Create new account.
  4. Type a user name, password, e-mail address, and other required account information.
    Required information is marked with an asterisk.
  5. Click Create my new account.
  6. Click Continue.
    An email will be sent to the account you provided on the account registration form.
  7. Access your email, and click the confirmation link in the verification email to restart Blackboard Open LMS in your browser.
  8. Locate the Log in block or button.
  9. Type your Username and Password.
  10. Click Log in.

Log in

The Log in option is located in the top right corner no matter which design theme your institution uses.

Depending on the institution, you may be able to log in as a guest. Guests may have access to view courses.

Want to update your profile or set your notification preferences for Blackboard Open LMS? Check out Account Basics!


Search for a course

If enabled, you can search for any available course on your institution's site.

  1. Log into the site.
  2. Locate the course.
    Steps in Snap: Select the All courses button to search for your course.
    Steps in other themes: Navigate to Courses and search for your course.

    How it looks in Snap

    How it looks in another theme

  3. Select the Course category.
  4. Type the name of the course.
  5. Select Go for the list of courses.
  6. Select the course to open.

Self-Enroll in a course

You can self-enroll in a course if the teacher has made that option available. The enrollment duration begins once you enter the key and enroll in a course.

  1. Click Log in.

    How it looks in Snap

    How it looks in another theme

  2. Type your Username and Password.
  3. Click Log in.
    1. Log into the site.
    2. Locate the course.
      Steps in Snap: Select the All courses button to search for your course.
      Steps in other themes: Navigate to Courses and search for your course.

      How it looks in Snap

      How it looks in another theme

    3. Select the Course category.
    4. Type the name of the course.
    5. Select Go for the list of courses.
    6. Select the course to open.
    1. Log in to the site.
    2. Locate the course you would like to enroll in and select the course title.
      For courses in themes other than Snap: The self-enroll screen displays.
      In the Snap theme: Select Course Dashboard > Enroll me in this course.

      How it looks in Snap

      How it looks in another theme

    3. Type the Enrollment key if needed.
    4. Click Enroll me. The course will display.

The course instructor will provide the enrollment key, if needed, for any course that allows self-enrollment.