Welcome to CTC Distance Education

Central Texas College Distance Education

Current Distant Learners

Central Texas College Distance Education

We are glad that you chose to take distance learning courses with CTC, and hope that you are having a good experience. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at prof.deets@ctcd.edu. Please use your EagleMail account and include your name, the Blackboard course ID found at the top of the course menu, and a brief description of your concern.

Blackboard

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Course Name and Course ID

Blackboard Course Name and Course ID

Fall 22 BB course name course ID     Spring 23 BB course name course ID

Inside your Blackboard course, you see your course name and course ID in the upper left corner, but what do they mean?

Fall 2022:

  • example:     OL-Composition I-11/07/22     ENGL1301.20221107.645631
  • Course name consists of delivery method category (OL = online), class title (Composition I), and class start date (11/07/22)
  • Course ID consists of course alpha (ENGL1301), start date (20221107), and section ID (645631) - a unique number used for searching

Starting January 2023:

  • example:     LEC.General Botany.2023-01-17.2023-05-12.TM001     BIOL1411.20230117.646070
  • Course name consists of actual delivery method (LEC = lecture), class title (General Botany), class start date (2023-01-17), class end date (2023-05-12), and class section number (TM001)
  • Course ID consists of course alpha (BIOL1411), start date (20230117), and section ID (646070) - a unique number used for searching
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. 

Course Evaluations

Your feedback is important to us and will help us improve our courses. When you finish a course, please fill out a Course Evaluation Form! You may include your email if you want to be contacted, but your personal information is not provided to your instructors.

Likert Scale

The course evaluation system was upgraded in June 2020. There are no longer separate forms for online vs. face-to-face classes, all courses are now evaluated using a single form. In addition, for the security and integrity of the system, you must now log in to submit a course evaluation. Please follow the instructions after clicking the link below.

Log in to submit a course evaluation

View the results of submitted course evaluations (this includes a search by course and/or instructor)

Give Your Instructor a Grade

Use our informal Grade Your Instructor app.

Report Card
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Need help?

Please see our Student Resources page, or refer to the CTC website.

For technical support with Blackboard, Bio-Sig, and Publisher products, check the Contact Us page.

CTC Distance Education

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