What is my username and password for Blackboard?

New Paltz Username

Your New Paltz username is needed to log in to Blackboard (as well as most of your other campus accounts, including my.newpaltz.edu, PaperCut, computer lab PCs, the library, and the wireless network).  Most usernames use the following formats, though there are some exceptions (see below):

  • Faculty: the first seven digits of your last name and your first initial (ex. smithr).
  • Students: the first seven digits of your last name, your first initial, and a numeral (ex. smithr1).   


  • For some Blackboard users, their Banner ID number (also referred to as an "N number") is also their New Paltz username.  Banner ID's follow this format: N01234567.    

Additional Information

  • If you have forgotten your Blackboard username or password you can use our self-service password reset tool by going to my.newpaltz.edu and clicking on the “Forgot Username/Password” link.
  • The self-service tool will only work if:
    • we have an valid, external email address (i.e. a non-“newpaltz.edu” email address) on file for you
    • AND you have already set up a “security question” so we can verify your identity


  • Go to the Password Reset / Change Recovery Email Service Catalog entry to submit a Password Reset support ticket.
  • Walk in to Humanities 103
  • Call 845-257-3597


Article ID: 29684
Wed 4/26/17 3:00 PM