Access for Non-Cornell Users

People who do not have a Cornell NetID or a Cornell Weill ID account will need to obtain a Cornell Guest account if they need access to Blackboard.

NOTE: Ithaca College and Wells College students taking courses at Cornell should be issued a Cornell ID card and should request a Cornell NetID instead.

Instructors should contact Academic Technologies ( for a link to the Guest account request form which they would forward to users who require access to their Blackboard course.

Steps required by users to obtain an account:

  1. Users submitting a request must provide a reason for requesting an account. This may be for a specific course, workshop, or by permission of a Cornell course instructor.
  2. Upon submitting the form, users will receive a verification email. Users must click on the link in the email to verify their email address.
    Once the email address is verified, the request goes to Blackboard system administrators for approval. Approvals will be processed within two business days.
  3. Upon account approval, users will receive a confirmation email that includes their Blackboard Username and a link to set their account password.
  4. After the password has been set, login to but will not yet be enrolled in any courses.  Course instructor would need to enroll the user in the course.


For immediate support:

607 255 9760 (M-F, 9a - 5p ET)

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