Student Blackboard Getting Started Guide
1. What is Canopy? Is Blackboard Canopy?
Canopy is the University's eLearning ecosystem. Canopy consists of several tools and services that make up eLearning at UC. Blackboard is one of the primary services that facilitates eLearning at UC.
2. How do I get access to Blackboard?
If you are a new or transfer student and need to attend Orientation or take the Math Placement Test, your Blackboard account will be created once you have accepted admission to the University of Cincinnati.
If you are a returning student who has not taken classes for a long period of time, then your account will be created 24 to 48 hours after you register for at least one course. After this time, you will then be able to log in to Blackboard using your Central Login Service username and password.
3. How do I login to Blackboard?
On the http://Canopy.uc.edu web site, click Blackboard Login and then login with your Central Login Service username and password. You should see your courses listed in the My Courses module box on the right. If you do not see some of the courses you are enrolled in click here to find out more.
4. Update your Email Address.
On the http://Canopy.uc.edu web site, click the Personal Information link in the Tools area, and then select the Edit Personal Information option. Verify that your email address is entered into your Blackboard profile. If the email address area of your profile is incomplete or incorrect, simply enter your address and press the Submit button. Your instructors and fellow students will be unable to send you email messages through Blackboard if you have no address listed.
5. Enter a course.
The My Courses module lists your current Blackboard courses. Courses you enroll in through the Registrar will be listed in Blackboard within 24 to 48 hours. Courses with an "(unavailable)" title to their right have not been made available to students by the instructor.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your Blackboard account, please contact the Help Desk at (513)556-HELP (4357) or via our submission portal located HERE.