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(Monday, September 18, 2017)
*Blackboard performs system maintenance on Fridays from 2:00 am to 6:00 am. You may experience intermittent connectivity during this time.
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Attention Students: Your MyGateway password will not log you into Blackboard. When attempting to log in, please reset your password by following the instructions below:
>Click the "Forgot Your Password?" link located next to the login button.
>Select "Option #1 - Username" 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 and you must capitalize the first letter in your first and last name. Your username is the MyGateway ID # including the "@" symbol and all the zeros that appear in your ID. (ex: @00001111).
First Name: Samantha
Last Name: Cypress
After you fill in the information correctly, a message will display that an email was sent to you with a link to create a new password (this does not change your MyGateway password). An error message will display for the following reasons: your username or password are not recognized, you are not currently enrolled in a Cypress College Blackboard course (Blackboard course sites are not created for all in-person classes), or you are trying to log in the same day you registered for the course (it may take at least 24 hours after registration before the system allows you access).
If you are unable to reset your password, contact your instructor to have your password reset. Instructors are 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 or the Campus Directory.
*** If you use an AOL, AT&T, Hotmail or Yahoo email account, you may not receive emails from your instructor or when you attempt to reset your password. For this reason, Blackboard does not recommend using AOL, AT&T, Hotmail or Yahoo email accounts with Blackboard. ***
ACCESS TO BLACKBOARD
To reset your password and access Blackboard at Cypress College, please note that:
1. Only students currently enrolled in an online, hybrid and in-person class that uses Blackboard can 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.
BLACKBOARD USERNAME (faculty/students)
Note: Faculty must have completed the DE Training to access Blackboard.
Username: The MyGateway ID # (ex:@00001111 - You MUST include the @ symbol and all zeros that appear in your ID).
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 username and password. This is a generic course site, not your actual course:
Attention: Do not change the password in the student orientation site. Changing this password creates system access problems.
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.
DISTANCE EDUCATION OFFICE
The Distance Education Office is located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center (L/LRC), Rm. 103. Fall/Spring office hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on Fridays in the summer) Phone: (714) 484-7052. Email: DistanceEd@cypresscollege.edu
Students should contact their instructor for assistance. Faculty, please submit a DE Ticket to report technical difficulties you or your students are experiencing.