Early Start Program at CSU, Chico

Blackboard Learn

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Blackboard Learn is the Chico State Learning Management System. Early Start Program courses will be delivered online using Blackboard Learn. 

Access Your Class

You will receive an email when it’s time to access your online class. Go to the Early Start Portal Login web page, and enter your Username and Password. Click on the My Early Start Class link. Download step-by-step instructions with images.

Both Early Start English and Early Start Math are taught online in our Blackboard Learn system. All of your class materials will be accessed in Blackboard Learn.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you make sure your computer can access your Early Start class the week before your class starts! Once you can login to your class, you can get familiar with your online class by accessing the practice class.

Get Familiar with Blackboard Learn

Watch Blackboard Learn On-Demand Videos

You can watch helpful videos on topics such as submitting assignments online, taking a test online, managing your course and personal tasks, and setting personal preferences in the Blackboard environment.

Use Your Student Orientation Course

Use your  Student Orientation Course to become familiar with Blackboard Learn.

Make Sure Your Computer is Compatible

For a list of compatible browsers, please visit Blackboard’s Browser page here:

Blackboard Learn v9.1 Compatible Browsers

Need Help?

First, read the FAQ’s from IT Support Services to see if you can correct the problem.

If you need additional assistance with Blackboard Learn, contact:

IT Support Services


Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.