The University of San Francisco: Information Technology Services
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Blackboard for Students

Blackboard is an educational software platform which provides a user-friendly environment for online teaching and learning.


You can access Blackboard via your USF Connect account at 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Your Blackboard password is synchronized with your USF Connect password. Use the USF Connect password change or reset tools to change your password (reset for students only). If you do not know your USFconnect username and password, contact the ITS Help Desk at 415-422-6668 or in person. Service hours and locations.

Online Netiquette

You should behave with respect toward your classmates and your instructor. All conduct and disciplinary guidelines including such matters as plagiarism and cheating are taken seriously in an online class. In addition, taking an online class presents new challenges and new situations. Please review the Online Classroom Netiquette guide for tips on appropriate online etiquette before you begin your class.

Student Tutorials

Visit the Blackboard 9 Wiki for Blackboard support information and resources.

  faq students