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Distance Learning Orientation

New Student Orientation Summer 2014

Due to current construction there is no on-site orientation this summer.  There are, however, numerous technology Tutorials on the RCC site.  Please peruse the information below.

Most online courses will feature their own specific orientation to how the instructor will conduct the class.   To view your course orientation login to myRCC and access your Blackboard course if available.  All online classes will be available in Blackboard by the first day the course starts, but may also be made available earlier.

Start Dates for Summer 2014

5W1 Session – May 19th
10WSession – May 19th
8W Session- June 3rd
5W2 Session-June 24th

If you have questions about any RCC Technology, please email the Helpdesk at or call the Technology 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

Getting Started:

  • 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 MyRCC.
    *If you are a first time student, Blackboard accounts are only created AFTER you first register for classes.  Once you register, your Blackboard account will be created overnight and be ready the next morning.  All 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.

Technology Support:

Technology Help Desk
MyRCC Help
Student Information System Help
Blackboard Video Tutorials
Blackboard Help
Student Email Help
For questions, please email the RCC Helpdesk at

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