Lewis University uses the Blackboard™ learning management system to facilitate the delivery of both online and blended courses. Online courses are asynchronous, but do have specific dates when assignments are due. Blended courses are conducted in a combination of face-to-face and online sessions. Many courses are currently delivered in these formats and more are under development for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Blackboard™ may be accessed by clicking on the Blackboard™ link. Login information for students follows. It should be noted that, for face-to-face courses, the use of Blackboard™ is the instructor’s prerogative. Students who enroll in the undergraduate accelerated programs will be required to access their course modules online through Blackboard™.

To Access Blackboard:
  • Click on the Login button at the top of the page.

  • Your username is the FIRST PART of your Lewis University e-mail address or the following format:

    • The standard format is: First 6 letters of your last name plus first 2 letters of your first name. For example: a login for Mark Johnson would be johnsoma.

    • If your last name is less than 6 characters, use for entire last name. For example: the username/password for Mark Sky would be skyma.

    • Occasionally, because of duplication, usernames don’t quite follow the pattern. The second ‘rule’ for generating a username is: first 6 characters of your last name plus first initial plus middle initial. For Example: Since Mark Johnson is already johnsoma, Matthew L Johnson might be johnsoml.

  • Your username and password are the same until you manually change your password.

  • Once you have successfully logged in, you will see your personalized online entry page, which includes any courses you are enrolled in as well as announcements and general information.
Changing Your Blackboard Password:
  • Click on personal information under tools on the left side of the screen.

  • Click on change password.

  • Enter your new password twice. NOTE: Your password is case sensitive.

  • Click submit.
Getting Help:
  • Click on the Online Support and Services Tab

  • Click on the link for Submit a Blackboard Trouble Ticket on the right side of the screen.

  • Fill out the form as completely as possible.
Or, you may call (815) 836-5950.