4. Log In to Your Classes and Use Blackboard

SDSU online courses are offered via SDSU's learning management system, Blackboard. Listed below are steps you need to take to be ready for the first day of classes.

Course information may not be available on Blackboard until about two weeks prior to your session start date. You will receive an email announcement from your instructor(s) with specific course(s) details and instructions for ordering your books online.

  1. Log in to the SDSU WebPortal (at to confirm that you've established your permanent WebPortal password. Keep in mind that once you have created or changed your permanent password, you must wait 6–8 hours before you can log in to Blackboard using this password.
  2. Log in to Blackboard (at using your RedID and permanent WebPortal password. Blackboard is compatible with Safari and Firefox (not Google Chrome or Internet Explorer).
  3. Use Blackboard. Review the Blackboard tutorial to learn how to navigate through Blackboard.

See the Blackboard Student Support site if you have any questions or need additional information.