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Login Module

Portal Direct Entry skips the Gateway and Login pages when users access the URL for Blackboard Learn. Instead, users are shown the first portal tab. When users access the system through Portal Direct Entry, they are considered guests until they log in. The Login Module is a portal module that allows users to type a user name and password to log in. This module can be placed on any module tab to allow users to log in to the system. For information about how to add a module to a tab, see Creating Module Tabs.

If an administrator has allowed users to create accounts and turned on Portal Direct Entry, a Create Account link appears in the Login Module. The module is no longer available to users after they have logged in.

To learn more about enabling Portal Direct Entry or account creation, see Customizing the Gateway Page.

Authentication Types

The portal login page displays only if one of the following authentication types is set: Datatel, LDAP, or RDBMS. To learn more, see About the Authentication Framework.

How to Edit Login Module Properties

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Modules.
  3. Access the Login module's contextual menu.
  4. Select Edit Properties. The following table describes the available options.
    Login Module Properties
    Option Description
    Enter Tab Information
    Title [r] Edit the title.
    Module Type Login Module is automatically displayed here.
    Description Provide a description for the module. This description is not displayed to users.
    Availability
    System Availability This is set to Yes by default if Portal Direct Entry is turned on. This option may be set to No if Portal Direct Entry is turned on. If No is selected, the Login Module is removed from all module pages and users must use the icon at the top of the page to access the login page. The Login Module cannot be turned on if Portal Direct Entry is not on.
    Available for Use on a Course Module Page Select Yes to make the module available for use on Course Module pages.
    Available for Use on an Organization Module page Select Yes to make the module available for use on Organization Module pages.
  5. Click Submit.

How to Edit Login Module Content

The Login Module appears to users when Portal Direct Entry is on. Text for the module may be added from the Module Contents Login Module page. The text appears in the module along with the boxes for entering a user name and password.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Communities, click Tabs and Modules.
  2. Click Modules.
  3. In the contextual menu for the module, click Edit Contents.
  4. Provide Text to display to users in the text box of the module. Users may enter HTML in this area. Users should not add <body> tags, <form> tags, or <form element> tags. These tags cause issues when the page is accessed by end users.
  5. Click Submit.