Student Account Security: Multi-Factor Authentication
Warning! Always keep your smartphone charged and with you when accessing online services for exams, coursework, labs, etc.
What to Expect
Starting September 8, you will be prompted to provide additional information to verify your login for any UARK online service like Blackboard, Zoom or email. You will have the option to "Skip" for up to 14 days. After 14 days, you will be required to complete the registration or lose access to your account. For assistance, follow the instructions to register for multi-factor authentication.
Heads up! The Microsoft Authenticator app is the recommended method for verifying your account access. Students without a smartphone or the ability to receive text messages should create a ticket. You will be contacted by the IT Help Desk about alternatives for multi-factor authentication.
Update Security Info
For the best experience , please update your security information before you are required to register for multi-factor authentication.
- From the web browser on your computer, go to account.uark.edu and log in with your @uark.edu information.
- Click Edit Security Info on the right. You might be prompted to verify access to view this page.
- Update your phone number to your current personal number by clicking Change. You must use a number for a phone that you have access to at
Wait! If you do not update your phone number, you will be unable to access your UARK account.