Once you have applied to College of the Desert and registered for your online classes, the next steps you need to perform to access your online course are:
Log into Blackboard at https://collegeofthedesert.blackboard.com/webapps/login/ and follow the instructions on the screen. Your Blackboard username is the same as your WebAdvisor username. By default, your password is your six-digit birthdate. For example, if you were born on the fouth of July, 1987, your password is 070487. You can always change this password once you are logged in.
If you are unable to log into Blackboard with this information, this problem can typically be fixed by updating your password. There is a "Reset Password" link below the Login screen for "MyCod." If you need additional help logging in, call (760) 636-7970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once logged in, you will see a list of all the courses in which you are enrolled. If you do not see a particular course listed, chances are your situation is one of the three scenarios below.
a. It can take up to 24 hours for a new enrollment to show up on Blackboard, so if you have just enrolled in a course it may take a whole day before you will see the new course listed in Blackboard. Similarly, if you just applied for admission to COD, it may take up to 24 hours for your Blackboard account to be generated.
b. You could have been dropped from the course. Verify your enrollment in the course through WebAdvisor.
c. The instructor has not yet made the course available to students at this time. Either contact your instructor or wait until the first day of the semester. Instructors using Blackboard will make their courses available by the first day of class.
If you still have questions, please contact your instructor or Blackboard Support Services at 1-866-321-7159 (24 hours/7 days support).