Blackboard is the course management software used at NIU. Students need their AccountID / Z-ID and password to log in to Blackboard.
Blackboard can be accessed at the following URL: webcourses.niu.edu or by clicking the Blackboard under "Quick Links" on the NIU website.
As an NIU student, you will have a Blackboard account ready for you and you'll use your student ZID account to login.
Once you arrive at the Blackboard home page, type in your Z -ID in the “username” box and your password (the one that corresponds with your Z-ID account) in the “password” box. Then click on the Login button.