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Blackboard Boot Camp

Blackboard ( is the online platform used in your ProTeach course, whether you are in a CWU center section or taking a course online.

  1. Before your first class, you MUST do the following.
  2. Set-up your CWU e-mail account:
    • Your CWU login ID and password gives you access to your course’s Blackboard site and to your CWU e-mail. CWU e-mail is on-line at
    • Learn all you ever wanted to know about GroupWise e-mail on the web at
    • Course announcements may be e-mailed, as well as posted to the course’s Blackboard home page, and the e-mail function in Blackboard may be used by your instructor and/or your fellow ProTeach candidates.
    • Note: Passwords expire every 3-4 months. You will receive an e-mail notice 10 days before it expires. Directions for changing your password:
  3. If you are unfamiliar with Blackboard, or have not used it in the past two years, learn the system. You will find tutorials at

Be prepared! Begin your first ProTeach class at full speed. It is not your ProTeach instructor’s role to teach you how to use Blackboard.

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