The first step to getting started in Blackboard is to ensure that your NIU issued AcountID has been created and that you are able to successfully login to Novell. An AccountID is assigned to you when you are hired as an employee, and it is cancelled after you leave NIU. The AccountID for all NIU faculty and staff hired after 2005 begins with the letter "A", followed by 7 digits. Students are issued a similar ID, called a Z-ID, that begins with the letter "Z".
The AccountID is the first part of the email address.
NIU passwords are used by faculty, staff and students to access Blackboard, Novell servers and drives (for example, the H: drive), computer labs, WebCRMA and Cascade Server, student MVS access, dialing in to NIU's Internet service from off campus, FTP access to Novell user volumes, and student e-mail. This password expires every 365 days.
Find more answers... Are you looking for more information related to getting started teaching with Blackboard? Review the answers to frequently asked questions asked by NIU faculty and staff regarding getting started teaching with Blackboard. Also, consider attending an upcoming Blackboard workshop.