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How to Log into Blackboard

In most cases, the URL given by your institution directs you to the gateway page for logging in. If instead, you are directed immediately to the My Institution tab, you may also log in through a button on the header frame or a special portal module.

1. Navigate to blackboard.american.edu.

2. Type your Username.  

3. Type your Password. Passwords are case sensitive. 

4. Click Login.  

New users see a welcome page that invites them to create a profile. Before creating a profile, you must accept the Blackboard Profiles Terms of Service in the pop-up window. If you do not agree to the terms of service, you will not be granted access to some tools. You can choose to create a profile later.  To learn more, see Profiles.

Exiting users see the My Institution tab.

What to do if I can't log in?

Note that your password expires every 90 days, so if you need to reset it go to the portal (myau.american.edu) and click on the link to Reset an Expired or Forgotten Password. If you have any other password problems, contact the helpdesk at x2550 or helpdesk@american.edu.