Blackboard Login Instructions
What is Blackboard?
Cowley utilizes Blackboard as its Learning Management System (LMS) for online coursework. Every class, including face-to-face classes, has a Blackboard course shell which instructors can utilize to post course materials, assignments, assessments, their gradebook and more.
When to Log into Blackboard
You will be able to log into Blackboard after you have enrolled. However, your courses will not be available until the first day of class.
Who Has to Complete the Required Blackboard Orientation?
All Cowley students are expected to complete the Blackboard Orientation before having access to courses or course materials in Blackboard. Students who have completed the orientation once will not have to take it again for three years. The Blackboard Orientation is designed to give students the tools they need to function effectively within their courses in the LMS.
Students that need to reset their password or have never logged into Blackboard and do not know their password should contact the Cowley Help Desk.
New Student Passwords
All new student passwords are being randomly generated by the Student Information System. The same randomly generated password is carried over to the student Cowley login after being enrolled. All students receive this randomly generated password along with their username to their personal email address when they apply on the Cowley website.
Students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they are having trouble logging in, but they should first try the username and password that they received in their personal email. A student will get a BlackBoard account and an Office365 account after they are enrolled.
Blackboard Help Desk for Technical Assistance
Access to technical assistance on Blackboard is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Go to the Cowley Help Desk portal to access the Blackboard Help Desk.