- How do I set up a UMID and Password?
- How can I check to see if my UMID and Password are active or valid?
- I get a Shibboleth or IdP error message when I try to login.
|Q:||How do I get a Blackboard Account?|
If you have an active UM Directory Account, you should also have a Blackboard account already created for you.
Employees and Affiliates
For new employees and affiliates, it may take some time between when you arrive on campus and when your UM Directory Account is fully activated.
For students, once you register for classes, the system will create your Blackboard account.
|Q:||How do I access Blackboard?|
If you are logging into the Campus Blackboard system to access for-credit courses, the URL and web address for Blackboard is https://blackboard.umaryland.edu/.
|Q:||I get a ‘Shibboleth’ or IdP error message when I try to log in.|
You may be using an invalid or expired link to get to the Blackboard website.
Close the web browser window you have open, open a new web browser window and try typing in the URL https://blackboard.umaryland.edu/ in the address bar of your browser window.
What browsers can I use to access Blackboard?
Below is UMB’s summary on recommended browsers for Blackboard. Please visit Blackboard’s browser support pages for detailed guidelines.
Blackboad supports four major browsers:
As new browser versions are released, Blackboard is committed to verifying existing functionality, however some incompatibilities may arise; a patch or workaround may be available.
In all browsers, ensure the following are configured:
Why should I add Blackboard as a Trusted Site in Internet Explorer, and how do I do that?
It is a best practice to add Blackboard as a Trusted Site in Internet Explorer to avoid getting pop-up prompts asking for your username and password when opening or printing files.
To add Blackboard as a Trusted Site, follow these steps:
1. Log on to Blackboard.
What Java version should I use to access Blackboard?
Blackboard recommends Java (JRE) 7. However, on Apple Mac OS X, Google's Chrome browser does not support Java 7 because of incompatibilities between 64-bit Java and 32-bit Chrome. Firefox and Safari browsers do not have this limitation on Mac OS X.
How can I tell what browser and Java versions I'm using to connect to Blackboard?
Click here to determine the browser, operating system and java version numbers of your workstation.
|Last Updated: 05/29/2014 at 09:41:03 AM|