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Student Computing will assist you via phone or email during normal working hours. Student Computing is staffed from 9:00am to 10:00pm Monday through Friday. Please be patient.

Please note that we can only provide support for institutionally-owned machines.

Phone Number (516) 876-2741

Blackboard Course Management

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is a course management system that allows your instructor or professor to creating an e-learning environment. It gives you on-line access, 24/7 to syllabi, readings, assignments, exams and other materials your professor has posted. Blackboard also offers the ability for both you, your classmates and, your instructor to exchange electronic files, communicate, and have an online discussion. To take advantage of these features you must enroll in a Blackboard component (if your instructor has made one available) of the course in which you are registered.

Registering for a Course vs. Enrolling in a Blackboard Component

All courses must be added or dropped through the REGISTRAR during the college's designated drop/add period for you to receive official credit for your course work. Your ability to access a Blackboard course component means only that you have enrolled in that component. Enrolling or unenrolling from a Blackboard component has no affect on your official class schedule or the amount of tuition your are billed.

Getting to Blackboard top

Getting to Blackboard requires you to direct your browser to the College at Old Westbury Blackboard home page at the following address: http://eridani.oldwestbury.edu

Logging In (Your User Name and Password) top
Once you are at the site you just have to log-in using your user name and password.

User Name is the same as your computer account user name:

It is highly recomended you get this username from the self-service Account Management System:
https://groombridge.oldwestbury.edu/accountmanager/main.html

section of this site.


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