Blackboard Username: Your New Student Email Address
Blackboard Password: The same as your email password
Access to your Blackboard online class(es) will begin on the first day of classes.
If you do not know your username or password you should contact the IT helpdesk at 304-896-7474. Your initial email password is your Southern Student Number with an exclamation point (!). For example: S00123456! The “S” in your S Number must be capitalized. You can go to the Helpdesk Portal if you would like to change your email password.
If you have not logged into your new Southern Student Email you should do so immediately to check for any course updates from faculty members. Questions about courses should be emailed to the course instructor. Instructor email addresses can be found on the Employee Directory.
For Video Tutorials on How to Use Blackboard Learn 9.1 Course Functions, please visit the Blackboard On Demand Help Center.
Note: If the Southern website is down, you can still access Blackboard directly by visiting the following URL
Minimum Technology Requirements
Internet Explorer (IE) 11 is not currently supported by Blackboard 9.1 and updates to IE 11 have caused Blackboard not to function within this web browser. Please, use a more Blackboard compatible browser like Firefox, Google Chrome or, Safari for Windows to access Blackboard, or, uninstall IE 11 and, use this link to Download IE 10. When IE 11 is ready for general Blackboard usage, a notice will be posted. Thank you for your patience.