How to Use Your SIS, Student Email and Blackboard Accounts


You can access all of these accounts from one site.  Just follow the instructions below.


  1. Go to
  2. Enter your Username (Blackboard ID) and password and click Log In.
  3. If you do not know your Username, click the words (New to your college? Look up your username and set your password. Or I cannot access my account. ).
  4. Enter your first name, last name, birth date, and your social security number.  Click Search.  If you receive a message that your data was not found in the database, please call either Bracken Jones at (434)797-8515, or Travis Dix at (434)797-8466 for assistance.
  5. Once you have your username, click the words “please log in”
  6.  If this is your first time using the system, Click the words Look up your username and set your password.  You will have to set a security question and answer which will be used to verify your identity in case you need to reset your password.   A word of caution, if you misspell your security question answer, you will not be able to reset your password without assistance and assistance is only available Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.  You will be required to change your password every 180 days (6 months).  You will not be able to reuse your present password.
  7. Enter your Username and password and Click Log In.
  8. Once you have logged in, you should have links to Blackboard, VCCS SIS 89 Student Information System, Student Email, View my Information, Change my Password.
  9. To log into Blackboard click the Blackboard link, you will be automatically logged into the system. 
  10. Use the following link for in-depth instructions on how to use Blackboard:
  11. To log into PeopleSoft – The VCCS SIS8.9, click the PeopleSoft link.
  12. Use the following site for in-depth instructions on how to use the SIS:
  13. To log into Student Email, click the student email link.
  14. For more instruction on how to use the student email system, use this site:
  15. Use the View My Information link to view your username, role, email address, etc.
  16. Use the Change My Password link to change your password.  All students are required to change their password on their first login and every 180 days, you will not be able to reuse your present password.
  17. When you are finished, click the word Logout in the upper right corner of the screen.  You will need to logout of each system you access before logging out of