The Blackboard system is unavailable on Sundays between 10:00 p.m. and approximately 1:00 a.m. For system backup, Blackboard will be unavailable during this time.

Blackboard Administration
Logging Into Blackboard
A student must log in to myUCA to access their Blackboard courses. ( log in to myUCA you will need your network account information. Your username is the first part of your email address and your password is a six digit pin number. ( username is jdoe) If you don’t know this information you will need to bring a photo ID to Burdick Hall 106. Once in Blackboard you will go to the My Courses tab. Click on the course you are trying to access, a new window should pop up, you are now in your Blackboard course. If you get any digital signature or Active X warnings, click on the warning and accept/run.

Blackboard Course Request
To request Blackboard Courses, TA’s, Changes, etc., use this link to email the information to

Blackboard Designer/Instructor
Blackboard Designer/Instructor User Guide


NBC Learn
How To Add NBC Learn To myUCA Channel
How To Embed Video In Powerpoint
System Requirements


Blackboard Performance
Browsers and Operating Systems
Supported Browsers & Operating Systems for our version of Blackboard\

Java Security Certificate
After logging in to the Blackboard, you may be prompted to accept a Java Security Certificate. You must click Yes or Always to ensure that Learning System functionality using Java will work properly in your browser.To ensure your browser is configured so the complete functionality of the Blackboard application is available to you, use the Browser Check.For more information, see the Browser Tune-up Page for Blackboard

The lastest update of Java may prevent you from accessing Blackboard. If this is happening, we have provide older versions the may resolve this issue.

Java Version 7 update 45 (32-bit)
Java Version 7 update 45 (64-bit)


Having Problems
We have noticed some issues with Blackboard that may require recommendations to:
Troubleshooting Java Certificate Issues in Blackboard
Click here to see how to uninstall your current Java from your computer

Mozilla Firefox 3.6

Hardware and Software Checklist for Blackboard
We recommend the following Hardware and Software for students using Blackboard.

  • Minimum OS: Windows XP
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 or higher
  • At least a DSL/Cable Modem

We also recommend you do the following:

  1. Turn off all pop up blockers.
    • Go to Tools
    • Pop-up blocker
    • Turn off
  2. Delete all of your tool bars (yahoo, aol, google, etc.)
    • Go to Control Panel
    • Add and Remove Programs
    • Find your toolbars on the list
    • Hit Delete
  3. Go to the following link and run the Tune Up.


Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
View the Blackboard FAQs page