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Online Learning Orientation Facts

Completion of the Educational Technology (ET) orientation is REQUIRED for ALL NEW BC3 Online students or any student enrolled in an online class who has not taken the Online Orientation in the past two years.
See how to register below.

All PRAXIS/PAPA non-credit students will access the orientation in their courses on the first day of classes. However, enrollment in an online credit course will require the ET Online Orientation, also.

Online Classes and Blackboard

All classes will not be visible in Blackboard until the first day the class is scheduled AND ET Orientation completion requirements are met.
(If you have completed the ET orientation within the last 2 years, you do not have to take it again.)

Blackboard is the web-based product that BC3 uses to deliver classes via the Internet.
Credit Students, please note that your e-mail address MUST be activated and used for all BC3 correspondence. Click for directions to activate. Non-credit students do not receive MyBC3 e-mail accounts.

Orientation Information

TO REGISTER for the free Educational Technology Online Orientation:
The Course ID is GENL 001 B60 or B61.

Please register through the Student Portal or the Office of Registration and Records.


Orientation Availability Dates


Fall 2015 Semester:

  • GENL 001 B60 - ET Online Orientation Information
    • August 12, 2015.


    Students are NOT required come to campus for this orientation!!!
    Work online at your convenience anytime after the beginning date from the comfort of your own computer.


    All online classes in Blackboard will not be available until the first day of class AND orientation is completed. It is imperative to complete this GENL 001 B60 by the first day of class.


    ***To Log into Blackboard go to
    1. Click MyBC3 in the upper Right hand corner
    2. Click the MyBC3 Portal Login link on the left side of the page

    • Your login info for the MyBC3 Portal is:
      UserName: the letter B + your 7 digit student ID (example b1234567)
      Password: Your 8 digit date of birth (example, if your birth date was August 12, 1976 password would be 08121976)

    3. Click the Blackboard link on the left side of the page
    • Your login info for Blackboard is:
      Username: the letter B + your 7 digit student ID (i.e. b1234567)
      Password: Your 8 digit birth date (i.e. 01011987)

    4. Click on ET Orientation Begin... located in MyCourses on the left side of the screen.

    Once classes have started, if you complete the orientation after 3:00 p.m. you will not have access to any classes in Blackboard until 3:00 p.m. the next BC3 business day.



    Please read:

    Distance Education Student Information

    Student How To


    It should take about 2 to 2.5 hours to complete this orientation, depending on your computer's system settings and skill level. You do not have to complete it in one sitting.


    If the Orientation is NOT completed before the first week of classes, many professors will not allow you to join the class or make-up missed work.

    If the GENL 001 Orientation has NOT been completed before the deadline (TBA), you WILL BE dropped from your online classes!






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