KU's Learning Management System

Non-KU User Account

If you are granted access to a Blackboard course but do not have a user account in KU's system then you will be given a username that contains an underscore (for example: _mjones16). This user account gives access to the KU Lawrence Blackboard system only. 

For more information about Non-KU User Accounts, select from the following:

Log in with a Non-KU User Account
  1. Go to https://courseware.ku.edu .
  2. Click Special User.
  3. Type the username (example: _ab1234) in the USERNAME box.
  4. Type the password in the PASSWORD box.
  5. Click Login.

Lost Username/Password
  • Contact your Sponsor. This will be the person who sent you the original username and password.
  • If the username/password needs to be reset, the Sponsor is the person who will need to request this by contacting KU IT Educational Technology at itedtech@ku.edu or 785-864-2600.

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