Blackboard is Buffalo State’s learning management system. This is where you will go to access your online courses. An Blackboard account will 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

The first step is to visit the address below to look up your Buffalo State username:

Please Note You will use this username to access your Blackboard account, as well as e-mail and campus computers.

Step 2: Change your Buffalo State password

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:

Please Note This will change your password for the following systems: campus network, Blackboard, ResNet, Bengal Connect 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.

Blackboard assistance

  • For assistance accessing your Blackboard account, please contact the Computing Help Desk.
  • For all other Blackboard questions or inquiries, please call Open SUNY Support Services at 1-800-875-6269 or submit an online Help Request.