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Blackboard Usernames and CAC Student E-mail Address Format
All Central Arizona College students are automatically assigned a Blackboard username and CAC Student E-mail account upon admission to CAC. You can look up your Blackboard and E-mail account information in the "Online Services" area.
Your Blackboard Username and Password
Your Blackboard username is firstname_lastname. Your Blackboard username is based on your legal firstname and your legal lastname exactly as written on your schedule.
If a name has been duplicated then numbers are added at the end of the usernames:
- For example: john_doe, john_doe1, john_doe2
If you have a hyphenated lastname there is no – in your username:
- For example: John Doe-Smith has john_doesmith as the username.
If you have a double firstname there is no space or – in your username:
- For example: Mary Jane Doe has maryjane_doe as a username.
Your Blackboard password is your birthdate in MMDDYYYY format – 8 numbers are required. For example, if you were born in March 05 of 1986 your password will be 03051986.
Your CAC E-mail Address and Password
Your CAC e-mail address is the same as your Blackboard username plus @stu.centralaz.edu. Your e-mail password is also your birthday in MMDDYYYY format - 8 numbers are required. For example, if you were born March 15, 1986 your password will be 03151986.
- For example: firstname.lastname@example.org