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Blackboard Login Instructions

CTC Distance Education

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:

  • On the CTC Blackboard login screen, click the Reset Your Password link. Use this link to change your password, or to reset it if you forget your password.
  • The link provides a form to enter your name and username or email, and then an email will be sent to the email address that is associated with your Blackboard account (most likely your CTC email address).
  • Click the link in the email to continue. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder.
  • If you need further assistance, contact de.techsupport@ctcd.edu.

Please follow these CTC guidelines to create a secure password:

  • Passwords should be at least 8 characters in length. 
  • Passwords should contain characters from 3 of the following: 1) upper case letter (A-Z); 2) lowercase letter (a-z); 3) number; 4) symbol (ex, !, $, #, %). 
  • See How to Create a Secure Password for more details. 

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