Welcome to Blackboard at Biola - Version 9.0
This page has been superceeded by Login Instructions for Blackboard Version 9.1
Some instructors at Biola use Blackboard to post grades, provide documents online, or have online class discussions. This page tells you how to use Blackboard at Biola. If you intend to print this page, use this 2-page printer-friendly PDF version of this page.
Logging In, Passwords
We create a Blackboard account for every instructor and student officially registered in a Biola class.
Once you know your username and Blackboard log in at http://biola.blackboard.com/
If you are having trouble figuring out your password, click “Forget your password?” to request that Blackboard email you a link. Remember: your “Username” is your Biola ID number. This will email you a link to change your password (probably to your BUBBS email account). Still can't figure it out? Call the IT HelpDesk at x4740 or (562)903-4740.
To change your password, click "Personal Information" then "Change Password":
We recommend you change it to your my.Biola password so it's easy to remember.
After you log in, you will see a list of your classes. This list includes all classes you've been enrolled in for the past few semesters, even if you did not use Blackboard for that class. Missing a class? Wait a day - it takes about 24 hours after you add a class for it to show up on Blackboard. If it's been longer, your instructor can add you to your class, or contact the Blackboard Administrator.
You can click the little round gear icon to the right of "My Courses" to edit which classes appear in this list. You may want to turn off "Display Course Name" for old classes or classes that don't use Blackboard.
Other Accounts at Biola
See the Student Information page of the Computer Support web site for more info on all of these accounts.
Questions? Need Help?
The Biola HelpDesk can help you with passwords & log in issues. Their hours are usually 8:00am-5:00pm weekdays, x4740 or 562-903-4740. See the HelpDesk website. For class-specific questions, contact your instructor.
You may also contact Matthew Weathers, the Blackboard administrator via BUBBS, or leave voicemail on Biola's Blackboard 24-hour help line at 562-322-7427.