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Blackboard Help: Getting Started - Instructors

Usernames and Passwords

Enumber and Passwords

After activating your College account, you will have a single username (e#######) and password to access all systems on campus through the Portal. While you might initially need to log in to some systems separately (e.g., once to the Portal and then again to Kronos), you will have a single account and over time see the full benefits of single sign on as you are seamlessly linked from system to system upon entry to the Portal at http://my.elmhurst.edu

Please contact the Elmhurst College Help Desk if you do know or have your enumber and password.

System Requirements

1. Browser Choice

Desktop OS
Browser Versions
Mobile and Tablet OS
Browser Versions*
Android Browser Not available 4+
Chrome                           56+ 56+
Edge 30+ 30+
Firefox 50+ Unsupported
Internet Explorer Unsupported Unsupported
Safari 11+ 11+

 

  • Microsoft Edge does not support NPAPI-type plug-ins including Java plug-ins and many media browser plug-ins. Blackboard doesn't support these browsers for use with the Virtual Classroom and Lightweight Chat tools, the multiple-file upload interface, or embedded media that require NPAPI plug-ins for viewing.

Use the browser checker tool to check for compatibility and recommended software upgrades.

2. Devices & Operating Systems

Category

Tested

Operating Systems

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, MacOS 10.8, MacOS 10.9, MacOS 10.10, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Chrome OS

iOS Devices

iPod Touch , iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S, iPhone5c, iPhone 6, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2

Android Devices

Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, HTC G1, LG C800 Mytouch, HTC One, Galaxy Note 2014, HTC One M8

Windows Mobile Devices

Venue 8 Pro, Lumia 520, Lumia 930

Chrome OS Devices

Chromebook

Note that mobile and tablet browsers for both Android and iOS are much better equipped to handle the Ultra Experience than the Original Experience. 

3.  Java Installation & Java Runtime Environment 7 & 8

 

4.  Third Party Plug-ins

  • You may require third party plug-ins to view certain content.
  • Check to see if you have the updated versions of Flash, Acrobat Reader, and Quick Time.

5. No longer supported by Blackboard:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows, MacOS, and Linux systems not running a supported browser
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox versions 50 and lower on desktop; all Firefox versions on mobile devices
  • Chrome versions 56 and lower (version 34 and lower on mobile devices)
  • Safari versions 10 and lower
  • JRE 6 for Blackboard Learn Original user interfaces

The most current information on System Requirements for Blackboard Learn  can be found here.

 

Need Help?

Students should seek assistance from a librarian by visiting the Service Desk on the second floor of Goebel Hall or by calling (630) 617-3767.

  • Your Blackboard username and password are the same as your technology account name and password.
    If you change your password on Blackboard, you are NOT changing your technology account password.

Faculty should consult with their Departmental Library Liaison for Blackboard assistance.

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