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Logging in From Home

Can I log into Blackboard from home?

  • You must have an Internet connection.  Blackboard works entirely through your Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Apple Safari), so no special software is needed.
  • Note: Some components of Blackboard require “Java” software that is not automatically included with some Windows systems but can be downloaded from the Web at no charge from
  • Files with formats like Adobe Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint need specialized software to display on some systems where the programs themselves do not exist. Free “readers” for these files can be downloaded from the Web at no charge and easily installed.
  • If you need assistance with browser upgrading or configuration, call our Helpdesk at (859) 622-3000.
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