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: Activate your network account

If this is the first time accessing your Blackboard account, or if you've forgotten your password, visit the address below to learn how to change your default password:
Activate your network account (watch video)

Please Note This will change your password for the following systems: campus network, Blackboard, Degree Works and the library databases.

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 Open SUNY HelpDesk at 1-844-OPENSUNY (1-844-673-6786) or submit a request online with the Open SUNY HelpDesk.
  • 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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