My Niagara/Blackboard is an easy-to-use online system that allows students and professors to connect with one another in a web-based course environment. Professors use Blackboard to post course materials, announcements and grades. Many professors also use Blackboard to post quizzes, provide links to useful internet resources or conduct online discussion.

The Student Quick Start Guides are available in the library, or can be accessed online. Blackboard can be accessed on campus or at home by using the following link: A Blackboard session will be scheduled as part of your orientation and you are strongly encouraged to attend.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I update my e-mail address within Blackboard?

All email communications from instructors using Blackboard and from the College are sent to your Niagara College student e-mail address. If you would like a copy of your Blackboard and College emails forwarded to a non-college email address (i.e. an email account you regularly check), you may do so following the steps below:

  1. Using your computer account username and password, log into the Niagara College student email system at
  2. Choose the Options button along the left of the screen.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the options window that appears on the right.
  4. Check the box for Enable Forwarding.
  5. Ensure that the box for Retain Copy is still checked.
  6. Specify you non-college personal email address in the text box provided.
  7. Click the Save button found at the top of the options window.
  8. Choose the Sign Out button along the left.

What is my username and password?

Your username and password are the same for My Niagara/Blackboard as the ones you use to log into the College computers or student web email. If you have not already retrieved your username and password you will need to do so. You can retrieve your username and password by clicking the "Set / change your password" link on the My Niagara/Blackboard login page or by visiting

I forgot my password. What can I do?

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your password at

Who do I contact if I have problems logging into My Niagara/Blackboard?

Students should contact the Computing Support Centre during regular business hours if they are experiencing problems logging into My Niagara/Blackboard.
Phone: 905-735-2211 ext. 7642
[ Submit Computing Service Request ]

How do I get into my course once I have logged into Blackboard?

On the right side of the Blackboard Welcome screen is the My Courses box containing all of your courses whose instructors are using Blackboard and have made it accessible to his/her students. Simply click on the course's name to view its content.

How do I find my grades in Blackboard?

If your instructor is using Blackboard to post your unofficial in-progress grades they can be viewed by logging into Blackboard and selecting the My Grades link under the Tools menu found on the My Niagara page.

How To Change Your Password on Blackboard

Learn about how to change your password on Blackboard from this animated tutorial.

Checking Your Grades on Blackboard

Learn about how to check your grades on Blackboard from this animated tutorial.


Every time you login to Blackboard, you will see the "News" page. Click on the My Niagara tab along the top. Here you will find a listing of the Blackboard courses in which you are currently enrolled, in addition to other useful college information and services. Under the box that says "My Niagara Blackboard Courses" is another box that says "My Organizations". There you will find a link that you can click on that will take you to a virtual homeroom that is exclusive to students and teachers in your program.

Computer Access

You can use the computers in the Open Access Labs located at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses anytime unless there is a notice on the door for a special session. PC and MAC available.

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