Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.
Blackboard Instructions & Information (Please scroll down)
(Monday, January 25, 2016)
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Blackboard performs system maintenance on Fridays from 02:00 a.m. to 6:00a.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. ***
Your MyGateway password will not log you into Blackboard. When attempting to log into Blackboard for the frist time, you MUST reset your Blackboard 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.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 from your instructor. If you need your instructor's contact information, locate it in MyGateway.
ACCESS TO BLACKBOARD
To access Blackboard at Cypress College, please note that students:
1. Must be currently enrolled in an online/hybrid or in-person class where the instructor has elected to use Blackboard for the class. Students should direct all inquiries regarding Blackboard usage and access to his or her instructor.
2. May not receive access to Blackboard until 24 hours after enrolling and paying for classes.
HOW TO LOG INTO BLACKBOARD (faculty/students)
To log into Blackboard, enter your username and password in the fields above. Your username is your MyGateway/Student ID number including the "@" symbol. The MyGateway/Student ID username has the following format: @00001111. Enter the @ symbol and all zeros that appear in your ID. If your MyGateway password does not allow you to log into Blackboard, follow the instructions below 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 office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: (714) 484-7052. Email: DistanceEd@cypresscollege.edu
Faculty, please click Submit Blackboard Ticket to submit technical difficulties that you or your students are experiencing. Students should contact their instructor for assistance.
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
If you are new to the online classroom or need a refresher, we have organized some helpful, brief tutorials to help you understand, navigate and use Blackboard Learn so that you succeed. We also have a Blackboard course shell that you can explore.
To explore an actual Blackboard course shell, use the following login. Do not change the password in the sample Blackboard course. Changing this password creates system access problems. This is a generic course shell and is not your actual course. Enter the following information to access the sample Blackboard course.