Step 4: Access your student email and Blackboard

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Step 4: Access your student email and Blackboard

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Your student email account and Blackboard access will be activated within 24 hours after you enrol in your courses.

Your student email and Blackboard are two student systems you will use regularly during your studies.

Student email

Once you are enrolled, all University communications will be sent to your student email. It is important to check your student email regularly to stay informed.

Your course lecturers and tutors will contact you via your student email and important student notifications will be sent here.

To learn more about your USC student email refer to IT services for students.

Consider bookmarking the log in page on your computers web browser, or forwarding your student emails to your personal email account to access important student notifications conveniently.

How do I login to my student email?

From the USC home page footer menu select Login > Email, or sign in directly via Email using the email address provided to you after you accepted your offer to study at USC and your new password (as changed in the previous step).

Having trouble logging in?

Access 24/7 IT Support via askUSC, or contact the Student IT Help Desk.

Blackboard

The day after you accept your offer via USC Central you will have access to Blackboard, the learning management system you will use to access:

  • online study materials for lectures and tutorials
  • student announcements and notifications
  • information resources including Library readings
  • discussion boards and forums (eg buy-sell, study, chat)

Attend the Blackboard workshops held during Orientation to USC to understand how it works. Your course materials will be made available by your course coordinator the week before classes commence.

Students with a smartphone can download the Blackboard Mobile app from your App Store (select University of the Sunshine Coast).

How do I login to Blackboard?

From the USC home page footer menu select Login > Blackboard, or sign in directly via Blackboard using the username provided to you after you accepted your offer to study at USC and your new password (as changed in the previous step). Explore your courses under the My Courses tab, access your Course Outlines and view student notifications.

Need Blackboard help?

For help using Blackboard search 'Blackboard' in askUSC.

For assistance with any technical issues (eg logging in, password difficulties, or accessing your course materials on Blackboard) contact the Student IT Help Desk.

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