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Blackboard Basics for Student Users
Open Netscape Communicator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
In the “Location” text box, type http://bb.elmhurst.edu -- this is the URL for Blackboard at Elmhurst College.
Click the "Login" button located to the left of the screen.
Type in your Username -- this is the same as your Elmhurst College techology account login. If you have forgotten your username, please go to Room 107 in the Computer Science and Technology Center (CSTC).
Push the "Tab" button on the keyboard to move your cursor to the Password text box.
Type in your password. If you have forgotten your username or password, contact Academic Services.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have, at any time, changed your Blackboard password, this password will no longer be identical to your technology account password.
Click the "Login" button.
You will be at the Welcome screen. A list of the course or courses in which you are enrolled will be listed in the My Courses box located to the right of the screen.
Click the link of the desired course. You should now be viewing the correct Blackboard page for that course.
Your username is permanent; however, you can change your personal information at your leisure. This is recommended especially if you regularly use an e-mail address other than one ending in <@elmhurst.edu>. You can also change your password to one that you feel comfortable with.
1. Click the My Institution tab to return to the Welcome screen, if you are not already there.
2. Under the Tools section on the left-hand side, click the link Personal Information.
To edit your personal information:
a. Click Edit Personal Information.
b. Change information as desired.
- Your first name, last name, and e-mail entries are all required.
- You can add any other information as you desire.
- The default e-mail entry is your Elmhurst College e-mail account. You can change this to an e-mail account you use more regularly, such as one through Yahoo! or Hotmail.
- Display name Mary K Smith
- E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Account name mary9876
- Password given to you with your account
Any questions about your technology account name or password should be directed to CSTC Room 107.
c. Click the “Submit” button.
d. You should then receive a Success receipt.
e. Click the “OK” button.
Remember that all administrative email messages, and email from instructors who do not use Blackboard, will continue to be sent to your Elmhurst College email address which is your official technology account for the college. Here's a link that will enable you to forward your Elmhurst College email address..
To change your password:
a. Click Change Password.
b. In the “Password” text box, type your new password.
c. Confirm your password by typing it in the “Verify Password” text box.
d. Click the “Submit” button.
e. You should then receive a Success receipt.
f. Click the “OK” button.
Please see a librarian if you have any questions about the above procedures.