Alabama's Public Liberal Arts University

Technology Services

Student FAQ's About Blackboard


What do I need to do to begin using Blackboard?
Can I change my account information?
Where is the Student manual for Blackboard?
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What do I need to do to begin using Blackboard?
You can login into Blackboard at any time. If any of the instructors from the classes you are enrolled in have setup the class in Blackboard, you will see the class listed under My Courses on the Home page.

Your username and password are the same as your username and password for your ForUM account.

Contact the Technology Services Help Desk by calling (205) 665-6520 or via email at if you need assistance.

Can I change my account information?
Your Blackboard account information needs to match the information in Banner.  If you need to change your name, please refer to Address and Name Change on the Record Office web page.

Where is the student manual for Blackboard?
The Student Manual, containing information about how to use the Blackboard Learning System, can be found through the Course Menu.

Follow these steps to access the Student Manual:

  1. Open a course in which you are enrolled.
  2. Select Tools from the Course Menu.
  3. Click User Guide and the Blackboard Learning System Student Manual will appear in another page.


Updated August 2010