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Bb Student – Getting Started Guide for Web Enhanced Courses


About MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard


Why used? The MyHudsonValley Portal/ Blackboard is the college’s secure online Web portal powered by Blackboard. It is your online source for Blackboard courses, student announcements and other key information from the college, college resources, and customized information.

How to Access? To access the MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard and your courses, go to https://my.hvcc.edu OR, go to the Hudson Valley Community College home page (www.hvcc.edu), select the Current Students link and then the MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard link.

Log in using your username and password (same as your Email and WIReD accounts). Once you’ve logged in, you will have access to your courses.


Need Help with MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard


Contact the Distance and Online Learning Help Desk

Need Username and Password Help?

Need Access to a Computer?

Blackboard Orientation


The Home Tab


When you first log into Blackboard you are taken to the Home tab, from here you can see modules for your course list, organization list, student announcements, online learning resources, and more. For more details on exploring the Portal/Blackboard system please review the “How to Use the Blackboard Learning System” orientation course, available in your course list.

Bb Home tab


The Course Environment


Your Blackboard Course Your course home page will appear similar to the image below. Since Blackboard courses can be customized by the instructor, each of your courses may have a different look.

To view various course content areas select the button/link of that item from the Course Menu, located on the left-hand side of the screen. For more details on exploring the Portal/Blackboard system please review the “How to Use the Blackboard Learning System” orientation course, available in your course list.

Bb Course Announcements

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