Accessing Your ESF Online Course Welcome to ESF Online! ESF Online offers an excellent opportunity to expand your learning in many different environmental topics, all from the comfort of your home. Much of our ESF ONLINE course material is housed through our online site called Blackboard. Below are steps for accessing the course website. Getting started: All ESF Online students require an active SU NetID and password to access online courses and course materials in Blackboard. Soon after registering for an ESF Online course you should receive an ID and password from Syracuse University ITS. Visit the SU ITS web site ( http://its.syr.edu/netid/or) call 315-443-2677 if you do not know your NetID and Password. Once you have received your ID and password, use the following steps to log into Blackboard and access your online course(s): Accessing the course website: 1. Once you have received your ID and password email you can access your online course through the Blackboard website http://blackboard.syr.edu 2. Enter your ID in the Username field. 3. Enter your password in the PASSWORD field. 4. Click the LOGIN button. 5. Locate the MY COURSES box in the middle of the screen. A course link for each course in which you are enrolled displays in the MY COURSES box. 6. Click on the course link in the MY COURSES box to enter the course. (NOTE: Your course(s) will be listed as "unavailable" until your instructor opens it for student access. All online courses will be open approximately 1 week prior to the start of the semester). 7. Once you have opened the course website on blackboard, there should be a number of folders and topics in the left hand navigation. Please navigate through these folders to familiarize yourself with the content and what is included where on the course website. 8. If after completing the following steps you still have questions, please contact the course instructor.