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Distance Learning Orientation

New Student Orientation Summer 2013

First-Time distance learning students should attend one of the Help Sessions available on-campus on Thursday, May 16th or June 20th.

All students should review the online course orientation and syllabus before starting your course. To view your course orientation either view  login to myRCC and access your Blackboard course if available. All online classes will be available in Blackboard on the first day the course starts.

Start Dates for Summer 2013

5W1 Session – May 20th
10WSession – May 20th
8W Session- June 4th
5W2 Session-June 25th

As a new student at RCC, you only need to attend one of the sessions below.  Distance Learning instructors are not present during the orientation sessions.

 Date & Time Session Who Should Attend? Location
May 16th
4:30-6:30 pm
Open lab for using your student accounts. Find out your username and set your password for the myRCC system. New Students/New Evening Students/New Distance Learning Students Glenns Rm.152
Warsaw Rm. 152
May 16th
5:00-5:30 pm
5:45-6:15 pm
New Student Orientation with Help Sessions for Blackboard, Student Eamil, and Student Information Systems (only need to attend one session). New Students/New Evening Students/ New Distance Learning Students Glenns and Warsaw Campus -Rm. 156 and Rm. 157

If you have questions about the new student help sessions, please email the Helpdesk at or call the distance learning office at (804) 333-6786.

To view the Distance Learning Orientation Welcome Video, please visit the website below:

Welcome Video and Getting Started in Distance Learning

What’s Available during the Help Sessions

  • Bookstore, Admissions and Business Office will be open.
  • Print out your syllabus and review your Course Orientation-
  • myRCC single signon help sessions to include Blackboard, Student Email and Student Information System

Make sure to login to the myRCC single sign on and get your username and password. You should be able to access Blackboard, student email and the student information system from this location. Students are uploaded to Blackboard courses at least one week before the course start date. Each Instructor has until the first day of class to make their courses available for students to view. For directions on how to find your username, please view the What is myRCC flyer and the login directions on the RCC website.

For questions, please email the RCC Helpdesk at

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