Blackboard

This page will answer questions you may have about accessing and using WebCT


Q1. How do I obtain a username and password for WebCT
A1. Go to the JSU homepage and select JSU PAWS. You will login using your Jnumber and Pin. Once you are in, select "Activate NetID, Change NetID Password". Once your password is created, you will use your Jnumber as the username and that password to log into WebCT

Q2. I think I have a NetID, but am not sure. How would I know?
A2. The NetID is used to log into WebCT, the Online Library Database, and to log into computer in Open Labs

Q3. I have forgotten my NetID, how do I obtain another one?
A3. To reset your NetID go to the JSU homepage and select JSU PAWS. You will login using your Jnumber and Pin. Once you are in, select "Activate NetID, Change NetID Password" to reset you password.

Q4. What is the criteria for creating a password?
A4. You password should be at least seven characters long and similar to the one of the following examples:
a. Tiger09
b. tiger@09
c. t1ger09
d. tiger09!

Q5. How do I log into WebCT
A5. From the JSU homepage click on the W in the A-Z index or go to WebCT Login. You username is your Jnumber and your password is your NetID password.

Q6. I am taking a traditional (face-to-face) course that is using WebCT. Am I required to complete orientation?
A6. Completion of the orientation is not a mandatory requirement for traditional students; however, you may complete the orientation to learn more about WebCT. To do so, register at http://www2.jsums.edu/studenttraining/schedule.cfm

Q7. I am taking a Hybrid or Online course. Am I required to complete orientation?
A7. Yes, all Distance Learning students are required to complete the orientation once. Please follow all the step on the checklist to complete orientation http://www.jsums.edu/dl/Documents/DL_StudentChecklist2011.pdf

Q8. I have already completed the orientation. Do I have to complete it again?
A8. You are only required to complete the orientation once.

Q9. I have used Blackboard/WebCT before at another school. Am I required to complete the orientation?
A9. All students enrolled in Distance Learning Courses must complete the orientation once.