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Blackboard at JSU

Blackboard is an online course management system that provides a user-friendly environment for online teaching and learning.

Logging In:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your assigned Blackboard User Name & Password and click Login.
    • User Name: Prefix of your assigned JSU email address.
    • Password: Four digit birth month and day plus last 4 digits of JSU ID number.  Please change your password after initial login.  On the Blackboard Home page, under the Tools menu, choose Personal Information then Change Password.
  3. Enter your course under My Courses. (Course ID Legend.)
  4. When you are finished working in Blackboard, you should logout using the Logout button at the top of the page. This is especially important if you are using a public computer (such as in a lab, library, etc.).

Other Info:

Please Note: Use of Blackboard, GEM (JSU email), and other JSU computer systems and resources are regulated by JSU. By using these systems, you agree to certain guidelines of acceptable use.  Please review JSU's Acceptable Usage policy, and remember that communication you send through email and other forms of communication clearly identify both the sender and receiver of the correspondence.

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