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Gadsden State Community College


eLearning Student Handbook

Blackboard Login Instructions

To login to Blackboard go to and enter your username and password. Your Blackboard Login will be the same as the login for the Student email system. If you do not know your Student email address, login to the Self Service Banner. Click "Personal Information", Click "View Email Addresses", and your campus email address will be listed. It should look something like: "bjohnson3486"; that is your Blackboard Username. The Password will be emailed to you for new students and for existing students it will stay the same.

If you have any issues with your login information, please contact the Help Desk at or 256-549-8341. For additional information, see the Gadsden State announcement below.

GSCC Announces New Student Email System

Starting with Full Summer and Summer II Semester, Gadsden State Community College will be changing its student email system to Microsoft Exchange.  All students who are currently registered for classes have access to Office 365 (O365) applications and Microsoft Exchange email.  New students will have their account information emailed to them.  Existing students can login by using their Gadsden State account (used for email, Blackboard, and Wifi) and their current password.  All email accounts will be changed to  Students may access O365 applications and Exchange email by going to and entering their and password.  For more information please contact the Help Desk or call 256-549-8341.

Access Codes

Some Blackboard courses use Course Cartridges, text book publisher created content; these courses require a Student Access Code that is purchased with your text. You will enter this code one time after you login and then will not have to enter it again. If you purchased your text from another source, please contact your instuctor for instructions.