Blackboard Email

Click below to view a video on using Zonemail (1:42).


Your default Blackboard address will be your Zonemail address. You will not be able to change this in Blackboard. However, you can change your default Blackboard address in CLASS-Web. Here's how:

  1. Log into CLASS-Web.
  2. Select "What is my email address?"
  3. Select "Update Email Address".
  4. Under "Type of E-mail to Insert", select "Email for Blackboard" and click "Submit".
  5. Enter the email address in the field next to "E-mail", and click "Submit". Once done, Blackboard will be updated with the new address within 2-3 hours.

Your email account

To use your Zonemail account for Blackboard, log into The Zone by entering your User ID, which is your W number, and your PIN. Once you're in, click the Email icon, and you will see a Google login screen.

All college email accounts will actually be Gmail accounts. You can also bypass The Zone to access your email directly at Either way, once you get to the Google login screen, you will need to do the following:

Enter your username, which will be in the format of first initial of first name, middle name initial, last name.

To confirm your username, log into CLASS-Web, and click the "What is my email address?" link. Whatever is in front of is your username.

Alternatively, you can log into The Zone, and under the Quick Check channel on the Home tab, you can click the "What is my email address?" link.

Example for Maria Tina Valdez: mtvaldez

If you don't have a middle name, an "x" will be placed there. Example for Maria (no middle name) Valdez: mxvaldez

If another student has the same name as you, a four-digit number will be added after your name. Example for two students with the name Maria Tina Valdez: mtvaldez0001, mtvaldez0002, etc.

Enter your password, which is the same as your PIN for The Zone and CLASS-Web.

Your college email address will be your Gmail username followed by The clpccd stands for Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. The .edu represents an educational institution.

Example for Maria Tina Valdez:

Forwarding your email (optional)

If you don't change your default college email address in CLASS-Web, you can still have all emails sent through Blackboard go to your personal Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast, etc. account. To do this, you will have to log into Zonemail, and set up forwarding to your personal account. Learn how to set up forwarding.

Changing your password (optional)

If you want to change your password, click Account in the drop-down under your Zonemail address at the top, then click Security, then Change Password.

Getting help

The Help Zone can be reached at (925) 424-1710.

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