How to Access Online Courses

You will NOT have access to your online courses until the first day of the semester.
  • Go to the Minot State home page at:
  • From the Students menu, select Blackboard Login
  • Click on My Bb Login (if you are already signed in to your Microsoft 365 account, it will automatically log you in)
  • Enter your User ID and Password:
    • User ID: Your User Name is firstname.lastname or some variation of firstname.lastname (i.e., john.smith, john.a.smith, etc.). This is assigned by the NDUS when you Claim Your Account. It is the same NDUS User ID that you use to login to CampusConnection.
    • Password: Your password is the same as your password for CampusConnection.
      • Note: If you do not remember your password, you can change it through the NDUS Account Info web site. It will take about 10 minutes to take effect. This will change your passwords for Blackboard, Campus Connection, Minot State email, wireless, campus printing, etc.
  • If you need assistance with claiming, passwords, or account maintenance, contact the Help Desk at (701) 858-4444. After 4:30 PM or on the weekends, you can also contact the NDUS Help Desk at (866) 457-6387.
Additional Reminders:
  • If you are a first time online student, I recommend that you complete the Online Tutorial to get familiar with the online learning environment.
  • It is MANDATORY that you periodically access your Minot State email account. This is where we send reminders about important dates and where we send course evaluations at the end of the semester.
  • Please keep your virus protection updated. You will want to run a 'cleaner' regularly to get rid of any spyware. Do not download any peer-to-peer applications as these can interfere with your online courses.
  • Please be aware of the technical requirements for online courses and the requirements for specific courses. These can be found using the Schedule link on the left.
  • You also need to know the important registration dates set by the Registrar's Office.
  • You also need to be aware of the cancellation and withdrawals deadlines set by the Business Office.