New Blackboard Users

Blackboard can be accessed with a single log in at AccessUH.

New instructors must work with their department office to get their PeopleSoft ID, CougarNet ID, and to get access to Blackboard.


Go to AccessUH, to get access to UH Blackboard with one log in - either your myUH (PeopleSoft) login or your CougarNet login. You will only be able to see the system(s) where your courses are.

  • To find out where your course is, check the Blackboard Course/Section Finder.
  • Don't know your PeopleSoft ID or your CougarNet ID? Look it up at AccessUH or contact Support as shown below.
  • Passwords - Once you have your CougarNet ID, you should go to Computer Account Management Password Reset to get your initial password or to reset your password.
    • There are no default passwords for CougarNet accounts.
    • To reset your Blackboard Learn password, reset your CougarNet password.
    • Be sure to use a strong password.
    • Passwords cannot contain your CougarNet ID, first, middle, or last names.
    • Allow 10-15 minutes for the password reset to take effect.
    • Passwords are case sensitive.
    • All passwords expire every 90 days.
  • See CougarNet Accounts for more information about Blackboard Learn accounts.
  • See Student Help for more resources and information.


If using Respondus Lockdown Browser or otherwise not using AccessUH, go to and click on the white Blackboard Learn button.

  • Your Blackboard Learn user name is your Cougarnet ID and your password is your CougarNet password.
  • To reset your Blackboard Learn password, select your CougarNet account.
  • If you fail to log in successfully after 3 tries, you will be locked out of the account for 30 minutes.
    • Wait 30 minutes before you try again.
    • Resetting your password will NOT restart the 30 minutes.

Visit Student Help.