Blackboard @ Sewanee

 Blackboard is an online course management system that allows University of the South students to access course materials, receive assignments, collaborate with professors and peers, submit papers, and much more via a standard web-browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari.

This website provides access to the University of the South’s online course management system, as well as related support documentation.

Log in to Blackboard 9.1!


All Sewanee students and faculty should already have an account, your username will be your e-mail address without the “” and your password by default will be your Banner Self Serve password.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact the Help Desk ( 931-598-1369.

EfM users – contact Cindy Hargis ( 931-598-1473 who will connect you with technical support for EfM Online.


Blackboard now uses the same password you use for Banner Self-Serve, Sewanee-Secure wireless and classroom/lab logins!

Your username will still be the first part of your email address (the part before
This change affects everyone with a Banner account including all faculty, staff and student users with email addresses.
Most users with outside,, email addresses (i.e., Education for Ministry mentors, participants, staff, coordinators, and trainers.) for a login will be unaffected and may continue using their current password.

If you encounter any issues logging in, please contact or x1369 for password assistance.

Blackboard and Banner

If you use the Blackboard course management system, please note that in order to keep the Banner and Blackboard systems synchronized, the managers of the Blackboard system have agreed to update it each day around 5:00 P.M. with students who have registered since the last update.

There have been persistent problems with students being “enrolled” in a course in the Blackboard system without being registered through Banner.  In too many cases—and despite reminders—this has led to unfortunate situations where students complete the semester’s work for a course but receive no credit for it.  We believe that synchronizing the systems in this way will prevent this problem in the future.  However, this means that no one will be able to enroll students directly into the Blackboard system. Students wishing to access course materials through Blackboard must register through Banner.