I'm a student, how do I navigate Blackboard?
To login to Blackboard, open Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and access http://blackboard.cwi.edu.
If this is the first time you are lgging on with your default password, you will need to go to logonhelp.cwi.edu and use the following method for your username and password (after that, you can go ahead and log in to blackboard with your new password):
Username = FirstName+LastName (all lowercase)
Password = Your initials CAPITALIZED + logon (lowercase) + the last 4 digits of your social security number.
Example: Student: John Smith SSN: 123-45-6789 Username:johnsmith Password:JSlogon6789 If you cannot log in, you can call CWI helpdesk at 208-562-3444. Then enter in a new password twice.
Once you have successfully logged in to Blackboard, you should arrive at the Home Page. For more information on each section of the Home Page, see the attached PDF.
In Your Class
Once you have selected a class, you will be automatically directed to the main page of that class (as determined by the instructor. This is typically the Announcements section. On the left, you will find the buttons that allow you to navigate to different sections of the course. Be aware that not every class is structured the same, and that many instructors have unique navigation. Your instructor can answer any questions you may have about accessing materials. The banner at the top tells you which course you are currently logged into. You can always navigate back to your course list by clicking the My Courses tab at the top.
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