Blackboard is where you'll do all online course work takes place.

You log into Blackboard using your USC Network Username and Password.

You log into Blackboard using your USC Network Username and Password.

To reset this username and password:

  • Go to
  • Click Forgot Password
  • Enter your VIP ID
  • Answer the security question
  • Check your personal email address for an email with further instructions for resetting the password.
  • Once you've set that password, you should be able to log into Blackboard within 5-minutes.

Be sure to remember your USC Network Username and Password since it may be different than your USCA Network/PacerStudent account.

Blackboard can be accessed at: or by clicking the link at the bottom of any USC Aiken webpage, under "Quick Links". 

If your email address ever changes, you will need to change the email you have listed in Blackboard, otherwise your professors may not be able to message you.

Changing your email in Blackboard is simple.

  • Log into Blackboard
  • Click Personal Information in the Tools module

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  • Click Edit Personal Information

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  • Enter the new email address in the Email field (For example: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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  • Click Submit

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Your professors should now be able to contact you from within Blackboard.  If you run into any issues when making this change, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.

The previous Blackboard app does not work with USC-Columbia's Multifactor Authentication system. However, the new BB Student app will. This new app can be downloaded from your App Store, and is for free.

Here's how to install the new app:

  • Delete the old Blackboard app from your device if it was installed
  • Download the BB Student app from the App Store for your phone or device
  • Open the app after installation completes
  • Search for the University of South Carolina - this will reset the link to our system
    • If you click on an old link, it may take you to an older version and not work
    • If you see University of South Carolina already in your selection, click on it and then erase it.
    • Then search for the University of South Carolina link again.
  • Follow the prompts to log into the Blackboard system using your network username and password
  • You should now be able to use the new BB Student app

For more information on the Blackboard Student app, please see the Bb Student app help page.