What Is Blackboard Vista?
Blackboard Vista is a Web-based learning management system that provides a standard environment and interface for the development and delivery of Web-enhanced and completely online courses at UAB.
How Do I Access My Courses in Blackboard Vista?
Click the link to Log In to Blackboard Vista online courses.
What Are My Username and Password?
Your BlazerID is your Username and BlazerID Password is your Password.
If you do not have a BlazerID, you may create one by visiting the BlazerID Central Website. You can access your Blackboard course 24 hours after registering your BlazerID.
You can check your BlazerID(UAB Email Alias) in the UAB Electronic Phonebook.
If you can't remember your password, you may reset it here.
How Do I Prepare My Computer?
To prepare your computer please follow the following recommended set-up:
- Internet Explorer version 6 or later.
- Java 1.5.0_12 installed Remove any other versions before installing
- Microsoft Office must be up to date with the latest patches.
- Plug-ins that must be installed: RealPlayer, Adobe Reader, Flash Player, & Windows Media Player
- All pop-up blockers disabled.
- Accept/Run the Security Certificates when prompted at logon (choose "always.")
Browser Check for Blackboard Vista: Since Blackboard Vista is browser-based system, most of the technical requirements are related to your Web browser. Click this link Browser Check to find out whether your browser meets these specifications. Click for additional Plug-Ins.
Computer Setup Guides
Do you have what it takes? (Computer requirements, that is.)
The following is a list of computer system requirements for students interested in taking an online course at UAB. Properly configuring your computer system ahead of time will prevent delays in accessing your course.
NOTE: Each school at UAB has specific requirements for online courses. Consult your instructor if you have questions.
Internet Service Provider
RealOne Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and MS Office
Current version of Internet Explorer (IE 6.0 or higher recommended)
Microsoft Office 2003
Pentium IV Processor (Min.)
A recent version of MS Windows XP or Vista
Sound card W/Speakers or Headphones
Pop-up Blockers disables
Blackboard Vista FAQ
Do You Need Further Help?
Call AskIT at 205-996-5555
or Visit: http://www.uab.edu/it/askit/