Blackboard Resources

Log in to Blackboard

How to Get Started in Blackboard


Once your bill is processed, you will be assigned an Alfred State network account username and password. This network account username will serve as your email 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 email account and Blackboard.

How to Access Your Blackboard Courses

Blackboard logoAfter 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 Store. You will need the name and course number of the courses you are taking to place an order.