Cal Poly Pomona

Logging onto Blackboard

Blackboard is a course management or learning management environment. It is designed to facilitate online courses, but it can also be used to supplement regular courses with online features. It provides organizational and document management tools, discussion boards, chat rooms, a calendar, quiz and test modules, a Gradebook, and many other features.

Before Logging onto Blackboard

Before logging onto Blackboard, you will need your BroncoName and your BroncoPassword.

If you don’t know your BroncoName, go to Cal Poly Pomona home page at:

Click on Directory on the top right side of the page. Type your name into the search dialog box, and click on search. This will bring up your Cal Poly Pomona email address. The name before the “@” sign is your BroncoName.

directory link

directory search page

All students must claim their Bronco account before you may log into you Blackboard course. You should receive a letter regarding account claiming once you are admitted. It is a good idea to change the password to something more secure such as using numbers in combination with letters.

If you need help changing your password or if you have forgotten you password contact Helpdesk at (909) 869-6776.

If you know your BroncoName and BroncoPassword

If you know your BroncoName and Bronco Password, you can log in by going to:

In the dialog box, type in your BroncoName and your BroncoPassword.


login dialog box

Under “My Courses” should see a list of the courses you are enrolled in. Click on the course you wish to access and you will enter at the Announcement page.

my courses


Specials thanks to John Edlund, Director of the University Writing Center, for his contribution to this how-to guide.

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