IT Services

Blackboard for Students

Blackboard logoOverview:
Blackboard is an online course delivery system where your instructors may post announcements, course syllabi, assignments or other information. Essentially, it is a mobile classroom that is accessible any where you have an Internet connection, so you can take full advantage of your education even if you are not on campus.


Features: (Why should I use this?)

  • Blackboard now has VoiceThread installed, allowing you to share content in a variety of formats. See here for more information!
  • Important course-related announcements/communications
  • Review your grades
  • Access course-related videos and lectures
  • Submit assignments and take tests online
  • Communicate with instructors and classmates
  • Access direct links to library information and databases
  • Access to course related documents and syllabi

Available To: (Who can use it?)

  • All Students

Rates (Do I need to pay to use it?)

This service is free to any student at USC Upstate.


Requirements for Use: (What do I need to use it?)

Computer Requirements:

  • Windows XP or newer (PC)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or newer (Apple)
  • Internet access
  • One of the following web browsers: Internet Explorer 10 or later (Windows only), Firefox 3.6 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 4 or later (Mac only)
  • Sun Java JRE 6 (download)

How Do I Get Started?

To use Blackboard you must obtain your USC network username and password, which is different from your USC Upstate login, by following the steps below:

  • Click on the following link: http://my.sc.edu/apps/username
  • Login toSelf Service Carolina
  • Next to your network username, click on "Manage Password"
  • Once you have created a new password you should be able to login to Blackboard through the "Current Students" section of the USC Upstate homepage or by going directly to https://blackboard.sc.edu.
  • Once successfully logged in you will be presented with your "My USC" screen with a list of all your courses on the right side.
  • Remember: your Blackboard password will expire every 6 months and must be reset in SSC using the steps above.

Support Tutorials and Troubleshooting: (I need help)

If you require more in depth support you may want to contact the USC Columbia help desk at 803-777-1800. You can also email Blackboard support at bbsupport@sc.edu (please copy helpdesk@uscupstate.edu also so we can ensure you receive a speedy response).

Blackboard Policies:

Help Desk
client support
864-503-5257 
Remote Assistance
Report issues through email
  at helpdesk@uscupstate.edu

Walk-In Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday
8 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Contact Us
USC Upstate
Information Technology & Services
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5257
Fax: 864-503-5065
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