Getting Started with Blackboard

getting startedBlackboard is a web-based course management software used by instructors to build and manage their online classes. Blackboard can be accessed by logging into the myUALR portal.

To Login to Blackboard

There are two ways to access your courses in Blackboard.

To sign in from myUALR:

  1. Go to the UALR homepage at ualr.edu
  2. Click the myUALR link
  3. Enter your NetID and Password
  4. Click the Log In button
  5. Select the Courses icon on the myUALR dashboard.

To sign in using the Blackboard link:

  1. Go to ualr.edu
  2. Click the Blackboard link
  3. Enter your NetID and Password
  4. Click the Log In button

What is a NetID?

Your NetID is an authentication ID that you will use to access Blackboard through the myUALR portal. Additionally, you will use this ID to access the on campus wireless network from your personal laptop. You will use BOSS to manage your NetID and its corresponding password.

NetID Problems?

If you have problems logging in to Blackboard that cannot be resolved by resetting your NetID password, please contact the IT Services at 501.916.3011.

How to Find Your NetID

If you do not know your NetID, you can easily look it up BOSS by follow these steps:

  1. Login to the myUALR portal.
  2. Click the BOSS icon on the myUALR dashboard.
  3. Select the Click Here to Continue link at the bottom of the Important Dates.
  4. Click the tab that says Personal Information.
  5. Select Change Passwords or View Usernames from the list.
  6. Locate your NetID in the table of usernames.
  7. Changing your NetID Password

If you do not know your NetID Password, you can change it yourself in BOSS. Make sure your password is memorable but also at least eight (8) characters, with at least one alphabetic character AND one numeric or punctuation character.

To change your password:

  1. Look up your NetID in Boss.
  2. Select the check box in the Change Password column of the username table.
  3. Enter your new password in the New Password field, making sure to conform to the password character requirements.
  4. Confirm the password by retyping it into the Confirm field. Do not copy and paste.
  5. Click the Change Password on Selected Systems button. This will take you to a page notifying you that you request has been submitted and is being processed.

Note: Password changes are typically instantaneous, but there could be delays. It should not take more than an hour for a normal password request to be processed.

Additional Login Assistance

If you have any problems logging in to Blackboard that cannot be resolved by resetting the NetID password in BOSS, please contact the IT Services Help Desk at 501.916.3011. Please be prepared to supply your NetID.

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