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Welcome to the El Paso Community College DE Blackboard 9 Information page. Here you will learn about the different and helpful resources available to you to help you get started learning Blackboard 9. Learn about the FAQs faculty are asking, Blackboard help for instructors, transitional updates and gather a rich amount of information to make your Blackboard experience more pleasant.

The Blackboard 9 Information page will also lead you to resources such as online video tutorials, PDF documentation, HTML instructional and student web pages and a practice "coursesites" for a more interactive hands-on experience. To learn more about Blackboard 9, simply click on any of the tabs below.

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 Logging into Blackboard

Logging in to Blackboard 9


To login to Blackboard 9, use your existing EPCC username and Banner password


You may access Blackboard using the same link as before.



 Quick Reference Guides

 Blackboard Coursesites

Coursesites provides a practice "playground" for faculty to create and develop course content using a hands-on approach and is particularly helpful for new faculty who are transitioning to Blackboard Learn 9. This course can be completed in a few afternoons or less.  


Make sure to visit the getting started section as it provides a great starting point to learn Blackboard. To get started using "Coursesites," click on the following link.




Please feel free to contact our Distance Education office at (915) 831-3111 or email us at distanceEd@epcc.edu


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 Blackboard Tutorials

Blackboard 9 offers a variety of tutorials and helpful information to help you get started. You will learn about: understanding and building your course, making your course available, building your course content, communicating and collaborating with your students and much more.


To begin to access the tutorials please click on the link below;



 How To...

 BB 9 Updates

Here you will find the most current information on planned EPCC Blackboard Updates. We will be releasing the latest service pack for Blackboard on May 29, 2013 which adds the features listed below.


New features and improvements.


Accessibility Improvements


Content Editor (Text Editor)


Inline Grading for Assignments

My Blackboard

Retention Center

Social Learning Tools

Test and Survey Options

Video Everywhere


We will continue to provide you with updates via our Blackboard announcements as well as through your Outlook mail, please continue to check in for the latest updates.


Thank you.


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