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Blackboard Login Instructions

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24/7 Blackboard Support:  866-350-4729

Access CTC's Blackboard at https://ctc.blackboard.com/

Students gain access to their course 3 days prior to its start date.

Current Students and Instructors

Your username is lowercase c followed by your seven-digit CTC ID. If necessary, add leading zeros to reach seven digits.

Your initial password is your date of birth in numeric format: 2-digit month, 2-digit day, and last two digits of the year : mmddyy. (To Change your password, see below.)


  • CTC ID 7654321, date of birth, May 3, 1978
    • Username: c7654321
    • Password: 050378
  • CTC ID 654321. Date of birth, December 13, 1981
    • Username: c0654321
    • Password: 121381

Use the Blackboard Username Lookup to have your username emailed to you.

Browsers:  For best results, we recommend using Google Chrome version 63 or higher, or Mozilla Firefox version 57 or higher.

For further assistance please see the Contact Us page or the Blackboard Help page.

Change Blackboard Password

To change your Blackboard password:

  • Use the Forgot Password? link on the Blackboard login screen to change or reset your Blackboard password.
  • On the form, enter either your name and username, or your name and email address, and then an email will be sent to the address that is associated with your Blackboard account (most likely your CTC email).
  • When you receive the email, click the link inside it to continue. The rules for creating a secure Blackboard password will be listed.
  • If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder.
  • If you need further assistance, contact de.techsupport@ctcd.edu.

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