Account Setup & Login Issues Overview

In order to use Blackboard, you must have a blackboard username and password. Though your log-in information for Blackboard's ( and myFSU ( systems will most likely be the same, these are two different systems: You will not be able to access Blackboard unless you have a blackboard account, even if you already have an FSUID.

Keep in Mind

  • New student Blackboard accounts can take up to 48 hours to be created after FSUID activation
  • Log-in recommendations: Log-in to Blackboard directly through  Make sure to manually type in your username and password (do not use auto-fill options) with no spaces before and/or after your username in order to avoid log in errors.
  • If you are not a student, faculty, or staff member, you will need to create a guest/visitor FSUID before requesting a Blackboard account
  • Cyber security: See the ITS department's tips for keeping your accounts secure



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