Logging into Blackboard via The Zone
Logging into Blackboard via The Zone gives you immediate access to Blackboard and also to your student email account.
Step 1: Go to The Zone
The URL of The Zone is http://myportal.clpccd.cc.ca.us (clicking this link will open a new window). In case you are curious, clpccd stands for Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. Also, you will probably not be able to access your Blackboard class(es) until the first day of class.
Make sure you bookmark (or add to your Favorites) this page to ensure quick access to your course(s) throughout the semester.
Click the Login button.
User ID: Your W Number, which is a unique number beginning with a W and containing 8 digits. Learn more about your W number.
PIN: Your CLASS-Web PIN. If you have not logged into CLASS-Web before, the default is set to your date of birth in the format MMDDYY. To change your PIN, do so in CLASS-Web.
Step 3: Access your course
Click the Blackboard tab at the top, then click the link on the left to access Blackboard.
The first time you do this, The Zone will ask you to "authenticate" into Blackboard in order to synchronize Blackboard with The Zone. Your Blackboard password is the first two letters of your first name, followed by the first two letters of your last name (all lowercase), followed by the last four digits of your W Number.
For example, Maria Valdez with a W Number of W98765432 has a password of mava5432.
(Note: If this doesn't work, try deleting the cookies from your browser, then close and restart the browser.)
After authenticating, each time you enter The Zone with your W number and PIN and click the Blackboard link, you will be taken directly to your My Institution page in Blackboard where you can access your courses. The only exception is if you change your password in Blackboard; in this case, The Zone will again ask you to authenticate.
Once in Blackboard, click the link to your class under My Courses on the right. Upon entering your class, read any announcements present.
That's it! You are now ready to proceed in your course!
- If you were enrolled in a previous Blackboard course at LPC, your login will allow you to access Blackboard, but you should not be able to access any old courses.
- If you happen to forget or misplace your W Number, you can always obtain it by logging into CLASS-Web with your old Student ID number and clicking the “What is my W ID” link.
- Important: If you added a course late, there might be a 1-day delay from the time you are officially enrolled in the course and your Blackboard account is created.
For preferred browser information and steps to optimize your browser for Blackboard, go to the Online Learning FAQs page.