Blackboard Online Orientation

Welcome to the MTCC Distance Education Online Orientation for Blackboard & GMail

Getting started:
Blackboard (Bb) Mandatory orientation provides basic information for NEW online learners. Online students are expected to be familiar with Blackboard and GMail in order to fully participate in the class. The orientation booklet will give steps to, view announcements, course information, engage in discussions, grade center and submit assignments. This is also helpful for returning learners as a refresher. Please see below for more information.


If you are a first time online learning student at MTCC, please:

  • Attend a seated Campus Orientation “First Day of Class for each semester”
    • 3:00 OR 5:30
    • Bldg 19 Room 113


  1.  Complete the online orientation by Clicking the Orientation Booklet below, read and understand the steps/instructions on how to access and maneuver in McDowell Tech’s Bb and Gmail.
     2.  Click and complete the “Distance Learning Orientation Registration Form” below
           as confirmation. 




Log-in User ID  (Bb / GMail /  WebAdvisor ) - This information is sent with your acceptance letter.

  First letter of your first name

  First letter of your middle name

  Last Name

  Last two digits of your Student ID



  Is your student ID adding preceding 00, this has to be 8 digits long



Jane Mary Donavan | Student ID 123456          

User ID:   jmdonavan56

Pass:  00123456


You are a Distance Learning Student if taking any of the following:

  •  Internet Course: designated with section code numbers 50-56, these classes must complete the 10% Attendance Quiz and may be referred to as “Full Online” courses
  •  Hybrid Course: any section code numbers 20-29 these courses meet face to face and have an online component. The online directions will be covered in the seated portion of your class by your instructor.
You may be able to log into Blackboard before the first day of class, but your online and hybrid courses will not be visible until the very first day of each semester. Supplemental, hybrids, or web-assisted courses might not be visible until after the first class meeting. Do not be alarmed if you do not see some of your courses available in Blackboard the first day of the semester.


NOTE: In the event that the college web site is down, you can type the following URL into the address bar located at the top of your browser window to access the Blackboard server: You should bookmark this site in your browser.
 Failure to log in to your Full Online Internet class through MTCC Bb as soon as the semester begins, complete the required course work, and take the attendance quiz, may cause you to receive a grade of "No Show" and may be dropped by your course instructor(s) without a refund.
More Helpful information:


Last day of Summer Add/Drop is May 22, 2019


Blackboard Summer 2019 Online Courses & Syllabi information will be accessible to students starting on the first official day of classes:

  • May 20, 2019 after 8:00am

If you log in to Bb and your courses are not listed please verify your enrollment at:

      Issues with WebAdvisor - contact:
         Kelly Hamlin, Registrar - - 652-0629
  If you are enrolled but the courses are still unavailable please contact your instructor.
  You can look up your instructor's contact information at:


  If you are having issues accessing your classes contact: 

  If you need immediate assistance with Bb Contact:

  NCCCS Support Center for the for Blackboard. 

  This site is designed to provide a variety of support channels; all of which are available 24 hours per day.

  Activate and Check your MTCC