Blackboard Resources

Log in to Blackboard


We offer support to students who are learning online and to faculty who are teaching online. To the left you'll find valuable resources to help you with Blackboard. If you have questions or need additional help, please contact us.

How to Get Started in Blackboard


Once your bill is processed, you will be assigned an Alfred State College network account username and password. This network account username will serve as your e-mail address and will also be your username for Blackboard, our online course delivery software.


Your initial password is your date of birth in the following format: mmddyyyy. It is highly recommended that you change your password by going to You will use your newly created password for both your e-mail account and Blackboard.

How to Access Your Blackboard Courses

After you log into Blackboard, you will see the course(s) you are registered for listed to the right. When you enter the course, click on the course navigation buttons on the left to move around within the course. Courses appear to students only after being made available by the instructor on, or close to, the start of classes.

Ordering Textbooks

You can order your textbooks online via the Campus Bookstore. You will need the name and course number of the courses you are taking to place an order.