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Blackboard - Your Virtual Learning Environment

Blackboard offers a whole range of on-line learning tools for staff and students which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. If you are a student, your course tutor will advise you if there is an area on Blackboard specific to your course. If there is then this area may allow you access to course materials, e-mail, discussion boards, on-line tests and much more. Speak to your course tutor to find out more.

How to Access Blackboard

If you are in college and have successfully logged onto a computer, simply go to https://dudley.blackboard.com/ and enter the same username and password as you used to get onto the computer into the Blackboard 'Log in Here' boxes.

Before you can access Blackboard from outside college, you must either logon to a computer at a college campus or use the "Remote Access" link to the right. This activates your account and enables you to change your password to something more secure.

Then:

  1. Go to https://dudley.blackboard.com/

  2. Enter your login details using your new password. Your username must follow the pattern below:

    Username. This will be an 8 digit number that corresponds to your person code (as shown on your ID badge). If your person code is not 8 digits then you should add zeros to the start to make 8 digits. (e.g. if your person code is 345678, your username is 00345678).

  3. Click on 'OK' and you will be taken to 'My Blackboard' which will list all the areas you have been given access to. Just click on an area to access the resources within it.

How to Access Blackboard from Outside of College

You can now change your password and activate your account without using a college computer. This is designed for students who don't come into college such as work-based learners.

Firstly:

  1. Click on the "Remote Access" link on the right hand side.

  2. In the Username and Password boxes, enter your login details as printed on the bottom of your enrolment receipt. If you do not have your enrolment receipt, please speak to your tutor who can help.

    Username. This will be an 8 digit number that corresponds to your person code (as shown on your ID badge). If your person code is not 8 digits then you should add zeros to the start to make 8 digits. (e.g. if your person code is 345678, your username is 00345678)

    Password. This will be your date of birth in 8 digit form with no dots or slashes, just numbers. So if you were born on 1st March 1993 you password would be 01031993

  3. Ensure the third box states "STUDENTS".

  4. Click Login and follow the on-screen instructions to change your password.

  5. Once complete, you can access Blackboard with your new password at https://dudley.blackboard.com/

Blackboard Login
Remote Access
Our remote access facility allows you to access a college PC from the Internet using your normal student login credentials.

Your tutor will give you further information about Blackboard and how to use it.

Many questions are answered in the Blackboard user guide.

If you have forgotten your password for Blackboard, you need to reset your student password.

If you need any technical support then call our Blackboard Administrator on 01384 363583 or email bobby.burchill@dudleycol.ac.uk