Blackboard for NHS Staff and Visitors
Your Blackboard username is your external account username followed by @soton.ac.uk. You must enter @soton.ac.uk even if you do not have a University of Southampton email account.
Example: If your NHS username is nhs0001, your Blackboard username is email@example.com.Access Blackboard
If you see an error, see “Accessing Blackboard for NHS staff and visitors already logged into a Microsoft account” below.
If you have forgotten your password, you can change it on the NHS.Soton Forgotten Password page.
Blackboard for Guests
A guest is a special account that can see courses that are publicly facing. Guests cannot participate in courses and may not be able to see all course areas. If you have a University of Southampton account, NHS account or visitor account, you should not use Guest Access.
To sign into Blackboard as a guest, use the Enter Blackboard as a Guest button below.Enter Blackboard as a Guest
Accessing Blackboard for NHS staff and visitors already logged into a Microsoft account
If you use Microsoft Email / Accounts for your day-to-day work (for example a .nhs.uk email or another University account), Blackboard will attempt to sign you on with this account and will fail.
- Open in a new In Private Window (Edge)
- Open link in a new Private Window (Firefox / Safari)
- Open in incognito window (Chrome)
Using a private window will force the Single Sign-On page to ask for your username and password, even if you’ve signed in before.
If you use a Chrome incognito window, set the switch to allow Third Party Cookies, this is necessary to allow certain integrations to perform effectively. To do this, you will need to open a new incognito window (via the 3 dots in the right-hand corner) and allow third party cookies, before entering https://blackboard.soton.ac.uk.