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Blackboard Log In Instructions & Information (Please scroll down)
(Wednesday, July 13, 2016)
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Blackboard performs system maintenance on Fridays from 02:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. You may experience intermittentconnectivity during this time.
*** If you use an AT&T email account (sbcglobal.net), you will/may not receive emails from your instructor or when you attempt to reset your password. For this reason, Blackboard does not recommend using AT&T email accounts with Blackboard. ***
ACCESS TO BLACKBOARD
To access Blackboard at Cypress College, please note that:
1. Only students currently enrolled in an online, hybrid and/or in-person class that uses Blackboard can log in and access Blackboard. Students should direct all inquiries regarding Blackboard usage and access to his or her instructor.
2. It may take at least 24 hours after registration and all fees are paid before the Blackboard system allows you to access courses.
3. The Blackboard system will not allow access until instructors make courses available. Your instructor will email you when he/she is ready for you to access the course site. Access to most courses is not available until the first day of class.
Your MyGateway passwordwill not log you into Blackboard. When attempting to log into Blackboard for the first time, you MUST reset your Blackiboard password using the following instructions:
To reset your password, click the "Forgot Your Password?" link located next to the login button. Select the "Username Option" NOT the "Email Option." When you enter the information for the "Username Option," your first and last name must be identical to how it appears in MyGateway. The system is very case sensitive. The email option will not work if you do not enter the exact email that is in Blackboard. After you fill in the information correctly, you will receive an email with a link to create a new password (this does not change your MyGateway password). If you are unable to reset your password, contact your instructor who is your first contact point for all Blackboard and course content related questions. Please await a response (48 business hours) from your instructor. If you need your instructor's contact information, locate it in MyGateway.
HOW TO LOG INTO BLACKBOARD (faculty/students)
Note: Faculty will be given access to Blackboard only upon completion of the Cypress College Blackboard Training.
To log into Blackboard, enter your username and password in the fields above. Your username is your MyGateway/Student ID number including the "@" symbol.
•Username: The MyGateway/Student ID username has the following format - @00001111 (Enter the @ symbol and all zeros that appear in your ID).
•Password: If your MyGateway password does not allow you to log into Blackboard, follow the instructions above to reset your Blackboard password.
DISTANCE EDUCATION OFFICE
The Distance Education Office is located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center (L/LRC) in office #103. The summer office hours are Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The office is closed on Fridays in the summer. Phone: (714) 484-7052. Email: DistanceEd@cypresscollege.edu
Students should contact their instructor for assistance. Faculty, please click Submit Blackboard Ticket to submit technical difficulties that you or your students are experiencing.
CONSIDERING ONLINE CLASSES?
Welcome to Distance Education at Cypress College. If you are considering online classes, take theReadiness Quizbefore continuing. Next speak to an online counselorand become acquainted withstudent services. Finally, complete the following Blackboard Student orientation.
BLACKBOARD STUDENT ORIENTATION
The Cypress College Blackboard Student Orientation is designed to help students new to online learning better prepare themselves for success at Cypress College. This orientation will familiarize you with the Blackboard course management system, which is the online classroom for Cypress College's online and hybrid courses.
Log in to the orientation with the following:
Attention: Do not change the password in the student orientation site. Changing this password creates system access problems. This is a generic course shell and is not your actual course.