Blackboard and Educational Software

Blackboard and Educational Software

CUNY Virtual Desktop

CUNY-wide Software Licenses


How to access Blackboard

To access Blackboard, go to and click LOGIN at the top right corner. Select Blackboard from the drop-down. Use your CUNYfirst username followed by and your CUNYfirst password to login. For example, if you log into CUNYfirst as george.washington76, you will log into Blackboard as The photo below shows what the login screen looks like.

To update your email address, login to Blackboard. In the Home tab, under Tools, click “Update Email”. The email address you enter will be the primary account to receive Blackboard course-related notifications.

If you have any issues logging into Blackboard, please email

Image of the Blackboard Login Screen