Your student email and Blackboard are two student systems you will use regularly during your studies.
All University communications will be sent to your USC 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.
Consider bookmarking the log in page on your computer's web browser, or forwarding your student emails to your personal email account to access important student notifications conveniently.
From the USC home page footer menu select Login > Email, or sign in directly via Email using the email address provided in your letter of offer and your new password (as changed in the previous step).
Having trouble logging in?
The day after you accept your offer (in USC Central) you will have access to Blackboard, the University's learning management system.
You will use Blackboard to access:
- online study materials for lectures and tutorials
- student announcements and notifications
- information resources including course readings
- discussion boards and forums (eg buy-sell, study, chat)
You can attend the Blackboard workshops held during Orientation to USC to understand how it works. Your course materials will be available in Blackboard 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).
From the USC home page footer menu select Login > Blackboard, or sign in directly via Blackboard using the username provided in your offer email and your new password (as changed in the previous step). Explore your courses under the My Courses tab, and 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 issues accessing your course materials on Blackboard) contact the Student IT Help Desk.