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You can download login page templates supplied with Blackboard Learn and configure them for your system. If a login page template breaks or is not appropriate for the institution, the default login page can be restored so that users can access the system with minimal interruption.

All the relevant styles for any custom login pages must be included within the <head> tags of the login page to render properly.


Manage the Login page

  1. In the Administrator Panel in the Communities section, select Customize Login Page. This table describes the available tasks.
    Customize Login Page Available Tasks
    Action Description
    Download a template for the login page Next to Use System Default > Default Login Page, select Download.
    Download the current customized login page Next to Use Custom Page >Current Custom Login Page, select Download. This operation downloads the current customized login page.
    Upload a customized login page Next to Use Custom Page > Upload Custom Page, you can browse your computer or the Content Collection. Locate the file and complete the upload. The customized login page is then set as the login page.
    Reset the login page to the default Select Use System Default.

Customize the Login page

  1. In the Administrator Panel in the Communities section, select Customize Login Page.
  2. Under Use System Default > Default Login Page, select Download to download and customize a copy of the JSP login page.
  3. Open the file with a text editor. You can edit the colors, style of text, and the text itself. You can also create a link to an image.
  4. Save the login file to your computer or the Content Collection.
  5. Back on the Customize Login Page in the Use Custom Page section, select one of these options:
    • Select Browse My Computer to search for an existing JSP login page saved on your local system.
    • Select Browse Content Collection to search for a JSP login page within Content Collection.
  6. Select Preview to view the login page. Note that the Preview option shows the current login page. If you upload a new custom login page, you need to save changes before you select Preview to view the changes.
  7. Select Submit to save changes.
  8. Log out to test the new login page.
    If the page fails and you can't log in, type this address in your web browser to bring up the default login page: http://domain_name.host_name/webapps/login?action=default_login. After you log in, go back to Customize Login Page and select the link to restore the default login page. Now users can log in again.

Starting with the 3200.4.0 Learn SaaS release, those with custom login pages should update their pages with a line of JavaScript to enable animations:

<bbNG:jsFile href=“/ui-ultra/js/login-page.js” />

More on how to add your logo to the login page


Customize the Login page for a brand

If you want to show a customized login page to certain users based on their role or the hostname where they access Blackboard Learn, you first need to create a custom brand in the Ultra experience.

More on how to create a brand

  1. In the Administrator Panel in the The Ultra experience is here! section, select Brands.
  2. Create a new brand or select Edit next to an existing one.
  3. In the Login Page section, select Download Template. The file downloads to your computer.
  4. Open the file with a text editor. You can edit the colors, style of text, and the text itself. You can also create a link to an image.
  5. Save the login file to your computer.
  6. Back on the Brand Details page in the Login Page section, select Upload to search for the JSP login page saved on your local system.
  7. Select Save to save changes.
  8. Log out to test the new login page.

Troubleshoot

  1. If the page fails and you can't log in, type this address in your web browser to bring up the default login page: http://domain_name.host_name/webapps/login?action=default_login.
  2. After you log in, go back to Administrator Panel > Brands.
  3. Edit the brand and clear the Customize option next to Login Page to restore the default login page. Users who see this brand will be able to log in.