How to Log In to Blackboard

Blackboard 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.

Log In to Blackboard

  1. Type in in your browser’s address bar.
  2. On the login screen, enter your UA Little Rock email address as the user ID and the corresponding Password
  3. Click the Log In button

Changing your Password

You can find instructions for changing your password and general tips for creating and managing strong passwords on the IT Services website.

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.

Login Error Messages

There are a few common errors that students can receive when attempting to log in to Blackboard. If you don’t see information about your issue listed below, you can contact Blackboard Student Support for assistance.

An error about your password: You may need to reset your password by following these instructions on the IT Services website. If you’ve already reset your password, you may need to try again, making sure that your new password meets the following requirements:

  • minimum of 8 characters
  • include an uppercase letter
  • include a lowercase letter
  • include a number or symbol
  • avoid single-quotes (‘), double-quotes (“), and backslashes (\)
  • do not use any part of your username, or any part of your first name
  • do not enter a password you’ve previously used into the password reset form

When resetting your password, you must enter it identically into the “New Password” and “Confirm Password” input fields on the password reset form. If you don’t do this, or if your password does not meet the requirements listed above, your password reset will be rejected and you’ll need to try again.

An error stating that your account does not exist and needs to be added: To sign-in to Blackboard you will need to use your UA Little Rock email address as the user ID, and this error generally appears when you attempt to log in to Blackboard using a different account.

When logging in to Blackboard, make sure to enter your UA Little Rock email address into the user ID field. If another account appears automatically when you access the Blackboard log in page, click the ‘Use another account’ link to enter your UA Little Rock email address.

A generic Sign On error: This error usually appears with the Blackboard logo at the top of the screen and indicates that there’s an issue with your account in Blackboard. If you’re new to the university, the error can mean that your account has not yet been created. Users that have left the university will also see this error if their account has expired.

If you’re a current, active user and you receive this error, please contact the Blackboard Student Support for assistance.