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Student Access to Blackboard

Blackboard is updated daily in the 6:15 am, 12:15 pm and 5:15 pm timeframe.  Early access to online and hybrid courses has been discontinued.  Student access to all Blackboard Learn courses is the official course start date to 30 days after the course ends. 

If your course disappears from Blackboard
, check your class schedule in Banner to make sure you are still registered for the semester.  Contact the Registrar to re-register as needed.


Login Information

Blackboard login page:

Login with "activated" SITNet ID.   Student instructions,    Faculty instructions

Click on the Blackboard Login module with the LOGIN HERE image shown below. Do not use the "Login" link in the upper right corner as it is for non-SITNet ID holders.

The Blackboard Login module identified by the image LOGIN HERE.




What you need to know about Blackboard

SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Blackboard


Course Materials

Use Class Search with Textbooks for course materials and textbook information
Getting Started using Cengage MindTap in your Blackboard course


Exam Proctoring

Open SUNY Proctoring Services


Learn to use Blackboard

Open SUNY Blackboard Student Orientation
On Demand Videos (Students)
How Students Download and Launch Blackboard Collaborate
Blackboard FAQ for Students


Blackboard and Collaborate Help (Contact the Right Help Desk)

Open SUNY Help Desk 
Phone: 1 (800) 875-6269, option 1 (toll free within the US); (518) 320-1889 (direct
Ticket: Online (Footprints) ticket

Articles and help with Blackboard and Browsers



Check the Academic Calendars for important dates, fee structure and refund schedule.
Official communications use SUNY Poly e-mail.  Read it often to avoid missing important notifications.


Self-Enroll in the Turnitin Plagiarism and Prevention resource

Instructions to Self Enroll in the Turnitin Plagiarism and Prevention course


Blackboard Mobile

NOTE: Some content and features in Blackboard are not mobile compatible. Use a laptop or desktop computer for full functionality in Blackboard courses.

Download Blackboard Mobile app  It's free through December 21, 2016.
Enter your Apple ID (iOS devices) or Google ID (Andriod devices) to download the app. 
School is identified as SUNY Poly - Blackboard Learn
Click on the SITNET ID link to login. The mobile login page shown below has an arrow indicating the location of the SITNET ID link.

Blackboard Mobile Learn login page with SITNet ID login click identified with and arrow.                Video tutorial

Learn How to Use Blackboard Mobile Learn
Blackboard Mobile Resource Center


Additional Information

Non-Degree Students
Student Questions about the Move to Blackboard