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For New Faculty on Blackboard @ SDCCD

Welcome to the San Diego Community College District! Please use the following faculty resources as you get started with using Blackboard for your online or on-campus course on Blackboard.

Faculty Blackboard Accounts

All faculty scheduled to teach a course at SDCCD have a Blackboard account on our server. Faculty can request their Blackboard account credentials (username/password) by emailing

Change Your Blackboard Password

Please use the following tutorial to change the default password: How to change your Blackboard Password (video tutorial)

Requesting a Blackboard course shell

If you are teaching an on-campus course for which you want to use Blackboard, please fill out a Course Request Form for each course/CRN for which you need a Blackboard shell. How to fill out the course request form (video tutorial)

Course Request Form

For online courses, Blackboard shells are created for you automatically when the online course gets listed in the official District schedule.

Our Inventory of Tutorials

As you get started with Blackboard, please access our Basic Black - Beginning Blackboard video playlist which covers several common questions and steps for faculty getting started with Blackboard. For the full inventory of ourBlackboard tutorials please visit the Open OnDemand @ SDCCD video blog.

Our Online Training Courses

We offer two online courses for faculty who are getting started with Blackboard. You'll find the information for these two courses on our Faculty Training page. They are eligible for Faculty Flex credit throughout the academic year.

More Faculty Resources

Several additional resources for SDCCD faculty are available on our Faculty Resources page.

Need More Help?

We are available to meet with you to assist further. We hold drop-in support for Blackboard at City and Mesa throughout the semester. You can email us at to schedule an in-person appointment or to meet online/phone.

Each college also has a faculty mentor to assist with Blackboard and online teaching support.

Our 24/7 Helpdesk phone number for student and faculty support is 866-271-8794.


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