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Academic Technology Launchpad for Students: Blackboard Login

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

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Getting Started with Blackboard: How do I Login?

madison college logoStep 1: Create / Activate your Student Account

You must have a student or employee network (computer) account in order to get access to Blackboard. 

Most new students usually should be able to login to Blackboard within about 10 minutes after creating their account. However, sometimes it takes an overnight process.

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Step 2: Login to Blackboard

The login screen for Blackboard - looks just like your student email login screen, but connects you to Blackboard. 

You'll find quick links to Blackboard on the Current Students page and at the top of Library web pages  

Step 3: Remember to Logout

When you are using a public or shared computer, be sure to always log out of Blackboard or other applications when you are done.  logout iconBe sure to click the log out button in the upper right corner of Blackboard. 

When you are done using a campus computer,  log off the computer completely. 

Blackboard will be unavailable during an upgrade to Bb 9.1 Q4 CU3 on Friday May 26, 2017 9:00 pm to Saturday May 27, 2017 1:00 pm. Blackboard will be available to Staff and Students on May 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Learn more

Scheduled Downtime - every weekday from 6:00 to 7:00 AM CST Blackboard may be offline for maintenance.  Do not use Blackboard during the maintenance window. Do not take quizzes during the maintenance window.