Information for Students

Getting Started

Blackboard is a web-based learning management system that is used to deliver course material to students online. Blackboard is available 24/7 all year round (apart from the maintenance window which is scheduled for Thursday mornings from 5:00 am – 7:00 am EST). Once you create your SHU account, you will be able to access Blackboard.

Students use Blackboard to:

  • Recieve announcements from their instructors regarding their courses (including course cancellation)
  • Access course content including syllabi, lecture materials, handouts, etc.
  • Post to and respond to Discussion Forums
  • Submit assignments
  • See grades
  • Communicate with instructors

Accessing Blackboard

  1. Log into Blackboard.
  2. Use your SHU credentials to login.
  3. Click login

* Please note that Blackboard works best in Safari, Chrome, or Firefox*