Institutions have some control over what you see on the login page. However, everyone needs the same three pieces of information to gain access:

  • The web address of your institution's Blackboard Learn site
  • Your username
  • Your password

In most cases, the web address given by your institution directs you to the login page. If you're directed to another location, look for a login button or a special portal area.


I don't know how to access my institution's Blackboard Learn site.

Contact the computing help desk at your institution. Blackboard doesn't have access to your institution's Blackboard Learn site and can't help you with these types of questions.

If you're not sure how to contact them, look for the technology office on your institution's website. You can also search the web for your institution's name + Blackboard + help or support.


I don't know or forgot my password.

If you forgot your password, you can use the Forgot Your Password? link on the login page. You must complete one of the two options on the Lost Password page to obtain a new password. After you submit your information, you can create your new password based on instructions you receive in an email. Passwords are case-sensitive, must not contain spaces, and must be at least one character.


I want to change my password.

After you log in, you can change your password. We recommend that you change your password periodically to ensure security. Don't use common personal information as your password, such as your name.

Passwords are case-sensitive, must not contain spaces, and must be at least one character.

If you see your name in the upper-right corner of your window, select the arrow to access the menu. You can change your password from the Personal Information link.

Settings > Personal Information > Change Password

If you see your name in the list in the left panel, use the Forgot Password? link on the login page to change your password. Log out to access that page again. You must complete one of the two options on the Lost Password page to obtain a new password. After you submit your information, you can create your new password based on instructions you receive in an email.

You can also change your password from your Profile page. Go to your profile and select Change Password. On the Change Password panel, type your old password and your new password. Select Save when you're finished.

If you change your system password, it won't affect any external accounts (such as Google) that you use to log in to Blackboard Learn.

Your institution may not allow you to change your personal information, password, or settings through Blackboard Learn. Because Blackboard Learn often shares data with other systems on campus, such as the registrar's office, it may be necessary to ensure that your information is the same everywhere. In this case, your institution will have a different way to change your information. Contact your institution to learn more.


I want to log out.

If you see your name in the upper-right corner of your window, select the logout button next to your name.

If you see your name in the list in the left panel, select Sign Out at the bottom of the list.

If your institution uses single sign-on (SSO) to authenticate users in Blackboard Learn, an additional message appears when you log out. With single sign-on, you can use multiple applications after you log in to only one. The applications are set up to trust each other and share your authentication in one session. For example, your institution may let you use your Google account to log in to Learn. If you’re already logged in to Google on your current browser, Learn automatically logs in as well.

When you log out of a single sign-on session, Blackboard Learn asks you if you want to end all related sessions or continue. If you do nothing, the system ends all sessions in two minutes. If you want to continue your session, you’ll need to login again for your security.