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Computer Labs & Course Tools: Blackboard

This guide offers information and learning tools related to the computing programs and services that most students must use while enrolled at GTC.

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Intro to Blackboard

Blackboard is a Learning Management System used by Greenville Technical College to deliver course material and/or content for online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. The information contained in each course will likely consist of announcements, learning modules, a syllabus, instructor information, an option to send emails, an assignment drop box, a testing folder, and a discussion board.

Blackboard is accessed through GTC4me; it is recommended that you use Google Chrome (not Internet Explorer) as your browser.

Blackboard How-To Online Workshop

Login to Blackboard

Blackboard is accessed through GTC4me; it is recommended that you use Google Chrome (not Internet Explorer) as your browser.

Corporate and Career Development Students:

Corporate and career development students follow a different login format. The user ID format for CCD students will be "CCD_" + "your last name(up to the first 9 characters)" + "your first initial" + "The last 4 digits of your student id number". So if your name is John Smith and your student ID number is 123456789, your user ID would be ccd_smithj6789.

The default password for all CCD students is "circlechange".


System Requirements

    • Supported Operating Systems

      The following Operating systems are supported for use of the Blackboard system.

      • Windows XP
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows 7
      • Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard"
      • Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

    • Supported Browsers
      Windows Operating Systems Macintosh Operating Systems
      Internet Explorer 8*

      Safari 4.0

      Internet Explorer 7

      Safari 3.2

      Firefox 3.6 Firefox 3.6
      Firefox 3.5 Firefox 3.5
      Firefox 3.0 Firefox 3.0

      *Internet Explorer 8 is tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior). 

  • Additional Requirements

    Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6. The JRE can be downloaded from

    The following technologies are no longer supported:

    • Internet Explorer 6
    • Firefox 1.x and 2.0
    • Safari 2.0
    • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
    • Java 5

Emailing Within Blackboard Courses

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser locks down the testing environment within GTC Blackboard. Students cannot print, copy, visit other websites, or access other applications during online tests.

Blackboard FAQ and Youtube Channel

Accessibility at GTC