What does this mean for you?

Improved Service

  • Quality: Blackboard can deliver maintenance and fixes to production faster than ever, as well as enhancements and new features.
  • Reduced downtime for updates and upgrades
  • More frequent updates and enhancements
  • Resilience: Hosting in Amazon's cloud for enterprise class security and data protection

New Functionality

  • Blackboard Ultra interface
  • Responsive design for better mobile usage
  • Latest 2016 Q4 release


What do I need to know?

Your Default Password

Your default password for the new system has been set to ‘falcons’ plus the last 4 digits of your Pfeiffer ID number.  

For example      falcons1234        (if you have less than 4 digits it’s the same as your ID number). 

This can be changed once you log in the first time. (see instructions here)


How do I get to my classes?

It's now easier to get to your classes using the course timeline!  (see instructions here)


Where are my old courses?

The previous environment is still online and accessible for archival purposes at http://legacybb.pfeiffer.edu


Please note that the systems are not integrated in any way, and that your passwords for the two are different.  All future courses will be added to the new Ultra version hosted in the cloud.  This legacy system will be decommissioned sometime in the future once all important information is archived.