The New CUNY Blackboard Login begins evening of July 3, 2017 On July 3, 2017 Blackboard is scheduled to be down and unavailable between 2:00am and 5:00pm. When it is restored, the required login credentials needed to access Blackboard will be changed. Instead of logging into Blackboard using your CUNY portal Username and password, all CUNY Blackboard users will be required to enter their CUNYFirst Username as their Blackboard Username, and their CUNYFirst password for their Blackboard password. The new Username will have a specific format as in this example (assume your CUNYFirst UserID is john.smith22): Username: email@example.com Password: your CUNYFirst password The places you login to Blackboard will be the same as before for the most part, either from the Login at the Hostos CC main website or the CUNY Portal. Those links will take you to a landing page where you will enter your new Blackboard login credentials: The Username field will already be populated with the @login.cuny.edu. All you need to do is enter the CUNYFirst Username before it. Guests in Blackboard will still use their Portal credentials and there are special directions on the page for them them to use to login.