All Getting Started students accessing Blackboard for the first time need to change their default password to one of their choice. Click onto the Student Account Management and follow the instructions to do this. Where it asks for your old password you should enter your default password based on your date of birth.
Your username is the eight-digits from your account number for example if your account ID is ABC12345678 then you only need enter 12345678. Your password is based on your date of birth (DOB) in the form of mmddyy; for example if your birthday is 1st January 1978, then your default password would be: january0178.