May 27, 2023  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2011-2012 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Technology

Student Email ( & Blackboard

A student email account will be provided to all BC3 credit students within 24 hours of admission to the College.  The official student email address for BC3 includes the domain extension.  This email is hosted by Microsoft Live@edu.  Visit the MyBC3 link on for login directions.  NOTE:  For your safety and security, all BC3-related email and correspondence will be sent to your email account.

Blackboard is the course management system used for all credit online and hybrid courses, and used by many instructors to augment on-campus courses.  For login directions, visit the MyBC3 link on

Help Desk for Student Email & Blackboard

Location: John A. Beck, Jr. Library
Toll-Free Phone: 1-888-826-2829 ext. 8523
Fast Form:

Fall/Spring Semester - Monday through Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Semester - Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
After hours and weekends - Fast Form or Voicemail Only

*The quickest way to receive help is through the Fast Form.  Requests for assistance received via Fast Form or voicemail after hours, on weekends or holiday/academic breaks will be responded to the next BC3 business day if not sooner when possible.

Online Learning

Online courses are fully-accredited, transferable and may qualify for financial aid.  Your transcript will not differentiate an online course from a traditional one.  For general information regarding online learning at BC3, call the toll- free number at 1-888-826-2829, ext. 8523.


Students must apply to the college if planning to take credit classes or programs at BC3, including those offered online, even if they are not planning to earn a degree or certificate.  Students can apply online at  It is recommended that new students contact the Admissions Office by calling the toll-free number at 1-888-826-2829 ext. 8346 and speak with a counselor before registering for classes.


Students may register for online classes just like traditional classes.  Students may register online using the Student Portal at  For information regarding registration or transcripts, contact the Registrar’s Office at (toll free) 1-888-826-2829 ext. 8510.


Students pay regular tuition and fees plus an additional $15.00 per credit hour. 

Online Course Requirements

  • A computer with an Internet connection (DSL or Cable recommended) and word processing software. See course outline for specific software requirements.
  • Basic computer skills such as e-mail, attaching files, copy/paste, etc. Visit our website at for additional technical and skill requirements.
  • Your @my. email account MUST be used for all college correspondence. 
  • Textbook (purchased from Bookstore).  See course outline for textbook requirements.
  • Any additional materials that may be required for a specific course.  See course outline for additional course material requirements.
  • Visit our website at for online course outlines.

Campus Meeting Requirements

Some online courses may require on-campus participation (labs,  midterm/final exams, etc.).  These courses will be designated as “hybrid” on the course schedules.  See course outline for on-campus requirements.

Before Classes Begin

Completion of the Educational Technology Orientation (GENL_001) is REQUIRED for:

  • All students taking their first online course at BC3.
  • Students who have not taken an online course at BC3 within the past 2 years.
    *NOTE:  The GENL_001 E.T. Orientation must be completed before a student is granted access to any classes on Blackboard. 
  • Activate your email.
  • Purchase textbooks and additional material (if required) from the Bookstore.

Visit these links on our website

  • Personality Test
  • System Check
  • Course Outlines
  • Orientation Information
  • Help & Support

Complete Course Listings

Many online courses do not require an onsite session.  Others may require labs, a midterm and/or final exam.  Please refer to the current credit schedule on