Distance Learning Support Services
New Faculty

 Online Teaching

El Paso Community College uses Blackboard Learn is an LMS (Learning Management System) which is the tool used by EPCC to deliver online, hybrid and enhanced courses. The Distance Learning department provides training and support to prepare faculty to use Blackboard. Once training is completed Faculty have access to a 24/7 EPCC Blackboard Helpdesk for support.


The Distance Learning staff uses EPCC email to communicate with faculty. Remember to check your EPCC email regularly using Outlook or Outlook Web Access.


 Frequently Asked Questions

As a new faculty member of El Paso Community College you may have some questions about online  teaching and using Blackboard in your courses as a resource for your students. We have gathered the most common questions and put together the document below to better assist you.


New Faculty FAQ (PDF)

 Blackboard Certification Training

If you are interested in teaching online courses at EPCC, you must be Blackboard Certified. Distance Learning Support Services offers several certification trainings per semester both online and face-to-face. This same certification training will also prepare you to enhance your onsite course with Blackboard.

DLSS offers additional trainings throughout the semester to review, enrich and refine Blackboard skills. All DLSS trainings earn you faculty development credit.

Check your EPCC email for training announcements with dates, times and locations for upcoming trainings.