Getting Started with Blackboard

Student Access to Blackboard

Blackboard is updated daily in the 6:15 am, 12:15 pm and 5:15 pm time frame.  Student access to all Blackboard Learn courses begins on the official course start date and ends 30 days after the official course end date.

If you do not see your course in Blackboard, check your class schedule in Banner to make sure you are registered for the course.  Contact the Registrar to re-register as needed.

Login Information

Blackboard login page:

Login with "activated" SITNet ID:

Click on the Blackboard Login module with the LOGIN HERE image.

Course Materials

Use Class Search with Textbooks for course materials and textbook information
Getting Started using Cengage MindTap in your Blackboard course


Learn to use Blackboard

Student Tutorials and Resources
On Demand Videos (Students)
Blackboard FAQ for Students

Blackboard and Collaborate Help (Contact the Right Help Desk)

Open SUNY Help Desk 
Phone: 1-844-673-6786 (toll free within the US); (518) 320-1300 (direct
Ticket: Online Ticket System

Articles and help with Blackboard and Browsers


Check the Academic Calendars for important dates, fee structure and refund schedule.
Official communications use SUNY Poly e-mail.  Read it often to avoid missing important notifications.

Blackboard Mobile

NOTE: Some content and features in Blackboard are not mobile compatible. Use a laptop or desktop computer for full functionality in Blackboard courses.

Enter your Apple ID (iOS devices) or Google ID (Andriod devices) to download the app. 
School is identified as SUNY Poly - Blackboard Learn
Click on the SITNET ID link to login. 

Learn How to Use Blackboard Mobile Learn

Additional Information

Non-Degree Students


Request More Information

Detailed information, brochures and forms can be mailed to you upon request.


Let's Start The Process     

Complete and submit your application to SUNY Polytechnic Institute.