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You will continue to use the same AUS ID (b000xxx/g000xxx) and password to log into your alumni email as well (same as ilearn and Banner). If your password does not work, you can do two things:

If you were previously enrolled to the password station (https://passwords.aus.edu) you can reset it yourself by visiting the website.  You can get your Alumni information by sending an email to [email protected]. You could also call the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs, 06-5152100. 

Please make sure to include your AUS ID number, phone number and an alternative email address for us to contact you.


In order to learn how to manage Drop-In Sessions on Blackboard Collaborate with Breakout Groups, you can either follow the video tutorial or the step-to-step guide below. 

Important to Note: 

In Walk-in situations we will treat the Main Room as Reception or Waiting Area while the Breakout Groups will be reserved for one-to-one or small group private interactions.  Settings and access permissions apply to the Main Room. Within the Breakout group, Participants or Presenters will have the same access as the Moderator. For instance, they will be able to share and remove files, share their screens and access their camera and microphone. Only the Moderator has the ability to place all participants where they are needed in the Session. During walk-ins, once a new student enters a Breakout Group the chat history is automatically erased. However, files shared within the Breakout Group will still be visible and...

Step 1: Visit https://ilearn.aus.edu/ . Once the page is loaded you will need to log in using your AUS credentials.

Step 2: Go to "Tools" list, Choose "LockDown Browser".

Click on the arrow as shown below.

Step 3: Click on “Tools”.

Step 4: Click on “LockDown Browser (right click, and open link in a new tab)”.

Step 5: Click on “Install Now”.



Part I: Test Room Specific Precautions

If you have scheduled an online test/exam, please do the following:

For a Computer Lab

Send an Email to [email protected] with a request to have an IT specialist prepare the Lab for the exam.

The IT specialist assigned will depend on where the exam will take place. Please see Appendix (i) for more details.

For a Classroom

Please bear in mind that for tests administered in the classroom, you will have to rely on the operability of the students’ laptops. You are advised to hold online examinations in a lab environment to safeguard against limitations inherent within our wireless networks. To make sure the test goes as smoothly as possible, request the students to pay a visit to the school’s laptop service center so that a consultant can do the following:

Check wireless connectivity. Install and update the LockDown browser. Perform a check-up to guarantee...

Step 1: To download the application on your handheld device, go to the application store for your OS:

App Store on iPhone, iPad or iPod. Google Play Store on Android devices. App World on Blackberry device.

Step 2: Search for " Blackboard MobileTM Learn " or just "Blackboard".

Step 3: Follow the installation process and then launch the Application.

Step 4: In the ‘Search for your School’ Field,  Type "American University of Sharjah".

Step 5: Log in with your AUS credentials*.
* Username should be typed as: b000xxxx, without @aus.edu domain

Step 6: Click on "Agree", then hit Continue to complete the login process.

For Blackboard Mobile Learn support inquiries, please visit the website:http://help.blackboardmobile.com/

Blackboard also provides helpful demos for users on their website, at:http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Mobile/Resources/Demos.aspx



To make room for upcoming courses on our iLearn platform and to ensure that we continue to have the maximum service availability, Courses that belong to semesters prior to Summer 2019 will be disabled on Monday, March 1st, 2021.

Blackboard offers two course site backup methods:

Part I: Course Site Export
Part II: Course Site Archive

The course export only contains course content like materials you uploaded, assignments you added, and tests you created. A course archive, on the other hand, contains course content plus students’ activities, grading, feedback, etc. A course archive is a true snapshot of an iLearn course at the time the archive was created. 

After exporting or archiving the course, you will need to download the package file that contains the course export or archive.

Part I: Course Site Export

The export course feature creates a ZIP file of...


Students taking exams in LockDown Browser may encounter issues installing or executing the application.  If the deadline for an exam is near and you are experience issues, we suggest using another computer with LockDown Browser.

The minimum system requirements for using LockDown browser is available through this link

Below are some of the most commonly reported issues, causes and resolutions.

Issue 01 - LockDown Browser is not opening

Cause: LockDown Browser installation may be corrupt or running in an inconsistent state

Resolution #1:

It’s possible some programs may be interfering with LockDown Browser.  Try closing all programs on your computer (other than those used to connect to the internet) prior to launching LockDown Browser. This includes programs which are executed during start-up and deemed non-essential. Don’t disable wireless/network connection.

Resolution #2:

Open Google Chrome and clear the cache.  Step-by-step instructions for clearing browser cache can found through...

Quizzes & Exams

Tests and quizzes are used to assess your mastery over course content and objectives. Your instructor assigns point values to each question. Your answers are submitted for grading, and the results are recorded in the Grade Center. You can view your grades in My Grades when your instructor makes them available to you.

You can find tests in a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder.

Take a Test:
You should always expect that you will be in a computer lab when taking a test or quiz on iLearn. Some instructors might allow students to take some self assessments or quick revision quizzes on their own.

Your instructor lets you know when a test is available and where to find it in your course. Before you begin, make sure you have a strong internet connection. A wired connection may be more reliable than a wireless connection. If...


for more details please watch this Video

We have put together a student guide for using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The guide addresses the following topics: (access the guide here)

What is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and how to access it from my iLearn course site? Blackboard Collaborate Ultra course tool interface How to join a Blackboard Collaborate Course session? Meeting Room Interface How to set up your microphone and webcam in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session Let others hear and see you during a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session Share content Access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra using the mobile app Session Best Practices Find more help

AUS Alumni have access to the following services and accounts through their AUS credentials: 

AUS Email (G-suite) AUS Banner  AUS iLearn AUS ITFAQ and [email protected] AUS Password Station AUS_Wireless Network AUS VPN on Windows and Mac devices AUS personal network...