Distance Learning
Certified Faculty Using Blackboard

 Blackboard Help Desk

The new Blackboard Help Desk number is 888-296-0863. If you need help with your EPCC username for logging into Blackboard or your Blackboard password, call the EPCC Information Technology Service Desk at 915-831-6440.

 Online Teaching with Blackboard

Click the link below to login to Blackboard.


Launch Blackboard

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Upcoming Training

The Distance Learning staff provides supplemental training for the software and tools provided in the certification training.  The link below contains the training schedule for Fall 2014.


Training Schedule (PDF)


 Blackboard Certification

EPCC Faculty are required to complete a certification course to teach with Blackboard. Follow the link below to access the complete list of certifies faculty.


EPCC Blackboard Certified Faculty (PDF)

 Course Development

The Distance Learning office and the Virtual College of Texas have licensed and made several software programs freely available to assist faculty prepare online content for use in Blackboard and to help teach online.


Follow the link below to get more information on the software programs and tools you can use for your course in Blackboard.


Faculty Resources


SACS Course Development Guidelines (PDF) - Principles of Good Practice for Electronic Delivery of Courses and Programs

 Blackboard Requests

Request Blackboard for Your Face-to-Face Classes

Blackboard Certified EPCC faculty can email a request to their Dean's office asking to have Blackboard added to on face to face classes. After the Dean's approval a Schedule Revision Form is processed by the Registrar's office and Blackboard will be available to faculty and students.

Blackboard Course Development Shell

Blackboard Certified EPCC faculty can email a request to the DE office at distanceed@epcc.edu and request Blackboard Course Development Shell. Shells are set up for individual courses not sections. A development shell is not accessible to students and provides a place for faculty to work privately with online course content.

Publisher Content for Blackboard

Many textbook publishers provide course materials that can be used with Blackboard. Inform textbook publishers that EPCC uses Blackboard Learn 9.1. You are welcome to have your publisher’s representative contact the DE office for Blackboard information.