Blackboard FAQ's

When I open the Web Browser, how do I get to Blackboard?

Type https://cameron.blackboard.com and hit Enter.

What are my username and password?

Your username (login name) will consist of first initial of first name, first initial of last name and last six digits of student ID Number.

Passwords will be constructed using the lower case first letter of first name, lower case first letter of last name the last 5 digits of the social security number and upper case middle initial. If you do not have a middle initial please add the capital letter G.

For example:
John S. Compute, Student ID # 000123456, SSN # 123-45-6789

Username / Login:  jc123456 
Password:               jc56789S

The password and user name are case sensitive.

Why can't I find my class? I enrolled in my course on campus.

Your course may not be available yet. You will be automatically added to your online course once it becomes available. Your course will be available no later than the day classes officially begin.

My instructor said that my class is available. How do I get into it?

Open your web browser and type https://cameron.blackboard.com. Enter your username and password. Blackboard will open into the "My Summary" page. You will find your course on the right hand side under “My Courses”. Click on the course name.

My instructor wants us to participate in the discussion board. How do I do that?

When you are in your course, click on Discussion Board, on the left side of the page.
Choose the forum. To read discussion board threads, click on the name of the thread. To add a new thread click on add new thread. Type a subject and enter your message. To send, click submit.

My instructor wants us to attach a file to the Assignment. How do I do that?

  • When you are in your course, click on the Assignments link on the left side of the page. 
  • Open the assignment. 
  • Scroll down to “2. Assignment Material” click “Browse for Local file.”  
  • Select All Files under Files of Type. 
  • Browse to the location of your saved file and select it. 
  • Click Open.
  • Click Attach File.
  • Click Submit.

This process sends the file directly to the instructor.

My instructor wants me to send a file to every person in my class. How do I do that?

  • Click on “tools” on the left hand side of your course.
  • Select Send email. 
  • Choose All Users.  Fill it out as you would any e-mail with subject and message. 
  • Scroll down the page and Add an attachment. 
  • Click on browse and choose your file. 
  • Click on open, then submit. 
  • To send the message, click on submit again.

How can I view only Course, System or All Announcements?

Select the preferred option found on the right hand upper side of the announcement page

Where can I go for help?

The Sarkeys Foundation Student Computing Center (SFSCC) in Academic Commons Rm. 137.

The hours of operation are:

Hours for Spring / Fall Summer Intersession
Sunday 1:00pm - 10:00pm 1:00pm - 8:00pm Closed
Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 11:00pm 7:30am - 10:00pm 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm 7:30am - 6:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm 10:00am - 5:00pm Closed

Who will help me if my username and/or password do not work

Sarkeys Foundation Student Computing Center (SFSCC)
580 581-2829 or 580 581-2338
cuonlinehelp@cameron.edu