Login to Blackboard to access your courses

Blackboard is Buffalo State’s learning management system. This is where you will go to access your online courses. A Blackboard account will automatically be created for you within 24 hours of registering for classes via Banner. To access your account, follow these steps:

Step 1: Find your Buffalo State username

If you don't know your Buffalo State username, the first step is to visit the address below to look it up:

Please Note: You will use this username to access your Blackboard account, as well as the campus network (wired and wireless), Degree Works and the library databases.

Step 2: Setup your network password

If this is the first time accessing your Blackboard account, or if you've forgotten your password, visit the link below to learn how to setup/reset your password:
Setup or reset your network password (watch video)

Please Note: This will be your general sign-in password for most campus systems including Blackboard, Degree Works, the Bengal Success Portal, the parking system and the campus network.

Step 3: Login to Blackboard to access your courses

Once you have your username and have successfully changed your password, visit the address below to access your Blackboard account:

Please Note: If one of your courses doesn't appear on your Blackboard homepage, it's likely that your instructor hasn't enabled the course yet. Contact your instructor for assistance.

Request assistance

  • For assistance accessing your Blackboard account, please call the IT Help Desk at (716) 878-4357 or open a Login Assistance ticket.
  • For all other Blackboard questions/inquiries, please contact the SUNY Online Support Services at 1-844-673-6786 or submit a request online with the SUNY Online Support Services.
  • For tutorials on how to use various features and what to expect when taking a course using the Blackboard Learning Management System check out the Blackboard Student Orientation.
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