YOUR BLACKBOARD CREDENTIALS URL:
http://blackboard.mccd.edu (click login)
http://cehosting.blackboard.com/ (click Merced
USERNAME: firstname.lastname (lower case)* PASSWORD:
birth date in MMDDYY format Note: Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to grant you access
after you register for a course at A&R if the
semester has already begun. Otherwise, access begins a
week prior to start of the semester.
*Your username is the same username you have on
WebAdvsior. It might have
extra number added to it. Check if not sure.
New to an online course? You have come to the right place
Being on the waitlist does not grant you access to Blackboard. You still need to
register. Get the instructors signature on form
MC1398B and take it to Admissions and Records. You may also take and email
from the instructor explicitly allowing you to add his/her course.
Three important steps you need to follow:
1. Download the
Blackboard User Guide
for Online Courses in PDF
Note: Allow all applications to run, as indicated in page 7.
Type your username and password. All
students must login to the Blackboard CE 6 server using their portal
username, which is your first name, a period, and your last name.
Everything must be lowercase. Your six-digit birth date, in MMDDYY format,
is your password. MMDDYY means two digits for the Month, two digits for the
Day and two digits for the year.
NOTE: You must still use your birth date
even if you have changed your OCS Portal password
DO NOT FORGET TO ALLOW
ALL JAVA APPLETS AND
APPLICATIONS TO INSTALL WHILE AT BLACKBOARD.
What are the PC requirements to take an online course?
Please go to
Registration & General Information in the schedule page
http://www.mccd.edu/academics/resources/schedule.html. Under the section called
Online and Hybrid Instruction, you will find the requirements.
When will I be able to access my online course?
You need to give us 48 hours to process your request, e.g.: if you
registered for the course on Wednesday morning, January 9; you will have
access on Friday 11 in the afternoon. Call or email Steven Alexander @ 384
6191 firstname.lastname@example.org if you
can't login after 48 hours.
There is a "bug" when trying to open
MS office documents in Blackboard CE6 and when using IE simultaneously.