Blackboard Help & Support

Getting Started with Blackboard: Logging in and Navigating

This helpsheet will briefly explain how to login to Blackboard and use the tabs across the top of the screen to navigate through the Blackboard environment. It is intended to provide an overview of Blackboard, rather than detailed instructions. Further helpsheets in the series include step-by-step guides to using Blackboard range of features.

Logging in

Go to and the screen below appears.

A screenshot showing the Login page for Blackboard at Lincoln.

Login with your network username and password. If you have any difficulty logging in, phone the helpdesk on: 01522 88 6500 or email:

After logging in to Blackboard, the first page that appears is the homepage. The line of tabs along the top allows you to navigate through the different sections of Blackboard, as described below.

A screenshot showing the 'My Blackboard' option on the top navigation bar within Blackboard.

My Blackboard

This tab contains links to the programme, module and community sites you are enrolled on as well as system-wide announcements and tools.

Within the My Blackboard tab you will see a number of subpages.

A screenshot showing the various tabs that are available within Blackboard.

My Bb Sites

This page contains links to all your Bb sites (module and community sites) that you are enrolled on, as well as providing system-wide announcements and tools.

My Support Services

This page contains information and links to support from the Student Services team.

My Careers

This page contains information and links to support from the Careers & Employability team.

My University

This page contains links and information to University support materials and guidance, as well as links to social media resources.

My Students’ Union

This page contains links and information to activities and events within the Students’ Union.

Content Store

The content store is for staff only. You can store your learning materials in here, making it easier to work on Blackboard from off-campus. It also allows you to make materials available for use by other staff and on other sites.