University of the Free State (UFS) Student Portal
PASSWORD QUERIES (INCLUDING BLACKBOARD PASSWORDS)
During office hours
Monday to Friday: 07:45 – 16:30
Contact details (office hours): 051 401 2442
After hours password queries (Including Blackboard passwords)
Monday to Friday: 16:30 – 24:00
Saturday/Sunday/University Holidays: 09:00 – 24:00
Public Holidays: 09:00 – 24:00
Contact details (after hours): 051 401 3994
BLACKBOARD QUERIES (ACCESS TO MODULES/BLACKBOARD ACTIVITIES AND MATERIALS)
Monday to Friday: 07:45 – 21:00
Saturday/Sunday/University and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 18:00
Contact details: 051 401 9452
Emails will be attended to the following business day.
For Internet Explorer users:
Should you be using Internet Explorer as your Internet Browser please ensure that the browser Compatibility View Settings is deactivated before using Blackboard. Refer to IE Compatibility View Change. Should you experience any problems or have any enquiries please contact ICT Service Desk 051 401 2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use your campus username and password to log into Blackboard.
Please note that this is the same login credentials used by staff to browse the internet, intranet and log into their email address, and used by students to browse the internet and log into their UFS4life email address.
If staff or students forgot their password, they can change their password online at https://selfservice.ufs.ac.za using their Challenge Response answers.
Blackboard maintenance: Blackboard will be unavailable from 05:00 am to 07:00 am every Wednesday.