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General Information

How do I get to Blackboard?
How do I get an account on Blackboard?
What is my username/password?
What do I do if I forget or lose my password?
How can I change my password?
Who do I contact when I need help with Blackboard?
Where do I find information about Blackboard Accessibility?
Are files uploaded to Blackboard automatically checked for viruses?
Does Blackboard work with AOL?

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How do I get to Blackboard? Back to Top
From the University of Montevallo homepage, select the Blackboard link under Current Students or under Faculty and Staff.
 

How do I get an account on Blackboard? Back to Top
All registered UM students and faculty teaching a class automatically get a Blackboard account.
 

What is my username/password? Back to Top
To login to Blackboard use the same username and password that you use to login to ForUM..
 

What do I do if I forget or lose my password? Back to Top
If a user forgets or loses their password, they must reset their password by going to the UM Password Change page.  You can also send an email to helpdesk@montevallo.edu.  Be sure to include your contact information and the type of assistance you would like.
 

Where do I find information about Blackboard Accessibility? Back to Top
Go to http://access.blackboard.com
 

Are files uploaded to Blackboard automatically checked for viruses? Back to Top
No. The best way to protect your computer is to have a virus protection program. Contact the Technology Services Help Desk by calling extension (205) 665-6520 or via email at helpdesk@montevallo.edu if you need help.
 

Does Blackboard work with AOL? Back to Top
Yes but do the following after connecting to AOL:

  • Minimize the AOL window
  • Open another web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • Connect to UM Blackboard