Online Learning – Getting Started

Taking an online class? Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Log in

We use Blackboard as our online Learning Management System (LMS).

You must log in and follow your instructor’s instructions within the first week of classes. Check your syllabus for instructor contact information and course attendance requirements.

You will need your CVCC username and password.

If you don’t know your username or password, go to our How to Access your Courses page.

Check for any messages in your PirateMail from both CVCC and your instructor.

Confirm your courses at CVCC.

Your courses will appear under the Blackboard Dashboard.

On the first day of class:
  • Check your student email
  • Access your Blackboard courses
  • Review any news messages
  • Go to Syllabus Tab and Find – Print – Read Course Syllabus
  • Contact your course instructor if you have any course questions. You can also use the CVCC Directory to search for faculty by name.