Blackboard (MyPoly)

Blackboard (MyPoly) is the course management system the School of Engineering faculty and students use to post/view course information (syllabus, assignments, grades, etc). MyPoly is also an online document repository for commonly-used forms, reference documents, and how-to guides for the entire the School of Engineering community.

Obtaining a MyPoly Account

My Poly accounts are automatically created for the following the School of Engineering users:

  • Active students who have officially registered for courses at the School of Engineering within the last year
  • Currently-employed faculty and staff members

All other accounts are created/terminated manually and require proper authorization:

  • Board of Trustee accounts: Must be approved and/or requested by University Relations
  • Retired Professors or Professor Emeritus accounts: Must be approved and/or requested by Human Resources
  • Contractor accounts: Must be approved and/or requested by Human Resources

Changing Your MyPoly Password

  • Log into MyPoly
  • Click on "Account Manager" under Tools on the left side of the main page
  • For account type, click on the link under Active Directory (MyPoly / Lab)
  • For Domain, select "LABS" if you are a student. Select "VISION2000", if you are a faculty or staff.
  • Enter your username and current password
  • Enter a new password (at least 6 characters long) & confirm your new password by entering it again in the appropriate textbox.
  • Click on the Submit button
  • You should receive a message confirming that your password has been changed successfully

Who can access MyPoly Courses?

Access to MyPoly courses are only available to the following users:

  • Students who are officially enrolled in the course
  • Instructors, TAs and Graders as per Peoplesoft

Access to MyPoly courses can be given to:

  • Students who are making-up courses (not officially registered) and need to access course materials posted in MyPoly. The course instructor must submit a request to the IS Help Desk and the student must have an existing MyPoly account to gain access.

Add an instructor, TA or Grader to a School of Engineering Course to MyPoly

Contact the Registrar and provide them with the following information:

  • Course Subject and Number, e.g., EG1004
  • 4-digit Class Number or Class Section
  • 7-Digit Employee/Student ID Number
  • Role Type (Instructor, TA, Grader)

Add Any User to a Custom Course

Submit a request with the IS Help Desk along with the following information:

  • Course Subject & Number (Ex: EG1004)
  • Instructor's 7-Digit Employee ID Number
  • Role Type (Instructor, TA, Grader)
  • NOTE: It may take up to 24 hours for you to gain access once your request is processed. However, it often takes as little as 1 to 2 hours.