Accessing Blackboard & Zoom

Blackboard & Zoom: Introduction

Most CSUDH courses, whether on campus or online, utilize the Blackboard online learning management system. In addition, to be able to participate in online courses, you will need to access to Blackboard as well as the Zoom videoconferencing system, which is accessed through Blackboard.

First, you will need your login credentials:

CSUDH Student Login Credentials (Issued after enrollment in first course)

  • Students who have not already received login credentials should contact the College of Extended and International Education Registration Office at 310-243-3741 (Option 1) during business hours:

    • CSUDH CEIE Registration Office:
      Monday—Friday 8am—5pm, Saturday 9am—1pm

  • Students who have received their login credentials but are having difficulty with logging should contact the CSUDH IT Help Desk at:

    • CSUDH IT Help Desk: 310-243-2500 |
      Monday—Friday 8am—6pm, Saturday—Sunday 9am—6pm

    • CSUDH IT Live Online Support: Technology Resources |
      Monday—Friday 8am—5pm


Next, the following are requirements for accessing Blackboard and Zoom:

Accessing Blackboard

Blackboard for Students | Blackboard Tutorials for Faculty

Student Resources for Zoom, Blackboard

There are also additional student tutorials for using Blackboard and Zoom at, as well as on the following pages:

Zoom System Requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth (note: students can use the microphone and receiver built into their smart phone, earphones with a microphone are recommended)

  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in (strongly recommended, not required)

  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card

 Tip: Download the Zoom Client for Meetings app for desktop, tablet or smartphones.


Toro Virtual Lab

An exciting new tool is now available to all students: Toro Virtual Lab. This tool will allow you to have a virtual Windows 10 computer from your desktop so that you can access course software from anywhere. And the best part is that you can access the Toro Virtual Lab from any computer to have a more robust technology experience.

There are three ways to begin a Toro Virtual Lab session: 

  1. Web browser
  2. MyCSUDH
  3. Torolab App

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