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What is Blackboard? 


Blackboard is a course management system or learning platform that creates a space for each Thomas University class in an online environment. It serves as an aide to your studies where you can view and receive your course announcements and assignments, submit course work, join course discussions, view your grades and communicate with your professor(s). 



Forgot Password? | Need Help? | Learn Blackboard | FAQ


Logging into Blackboard
















Note: Students may access Blackboard before the semester begins BUT NO STUDENT WILL HAVE ACCESS TO CLASSES in Blackboard until 8:00 AM ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

To Log into Blackboard:

1. Launch Google Chrome and browse to the Thomas University Homepage:

2. Click on Login in the upper right hand corner and select Student Hawklink/Blackboard


3. From the Hawklink portal, enter your username and password.
    Username: firstname.lastname
    Password: One you created for your Thomas University Accounts

4. Select the Blackboard login on the left-hand side of the screen. Your Blackboard login name and password is the same as Hawklink above.


Forgot Password?









Since all of your accounts have the same password, you will only need to go to one place to reset it.

1. Go to the Thomas University Homepage:

2. Click on Login in the upper right hand corner and select Student Hawklink/Blackboard.

3. Look to the left of the login area and click the reset link.


Need Blackboard Help?







Contact the Student Technology Helpdesk

1. Click here to view the Student Technology Helpdesk hours and other support services.

2. Click here to access our service support systems.

3. Find and click the Submit a Ticket button

4. Be sure to select Student Technology Helpdesk as the department, then click Next, fill out the support form and click Submit.



Learn Blackboard






Blackboard Orientation (pdf)

Blackboard Videos for Students


Blackboard FAQ











How do I get a Blackboard Account?

  • Every registered TU student automatically has a Blackboard account.

Ok, so I just logged on to my Blackboard account and it shows that I am not enrolled in any courses…what do I do?

  • Students do not have access to classes in Blackboard until 8:00 am ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

Will all of my courses be managed or supported through a Blackboard course site?

  • All on-line and hybrid courses will be managed through a Blackboard course site and all classes held on campus will be supported with a Blackboard course site as well. Each course syllabus, as well as your professor’s instructions, will guide you in how the Blackboard site will be used for each course specifically.

What browser should I use?

  • While Blackboard is compatible with Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer, we recommend using Firefox and Chrome

Blackboard crashed in the middle of my test, can you reset my test?

  • The Help Desk is unable to reset tests. You will need to contact your professor.


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