Course Access & Availability

An active Sacred Heart University Network Account and SHU email address are needed for the successful completion of each course. A network account must be set up that will enable you to access IT services such as mySHU Portal, Blackboard, WebAdvisor, Library Resources, Network Resources, and your email account.

>> To set up a new Sacred Heart University network account, follow these instructions

 If you already have and use your SHU email account, you have already set up your account and can skip this step.

>> Course content can be accessed on the first day of the semester on MySHU / Blackboard


  • You must wait for at least 24 hours after registering in order to access your course in Blackboard.
  • If you have not registered within the previous 24 hours and are unable to login to your course by noon on the first day of the semester, contact the SHU Help Desk (the Factory) by calling - 203-365-7575