Getting Started in Online Learning

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  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:
Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814