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Key Resources

Logging into RDC Computer Network, The Loop, and Blackboard

Usernames: Instructors will have a list of usernames. The Library or IT Services can also look up a username. Please remember to bring your iCard as we will require it for a username look up and for a password change.

The general format for usernames is:  The first initial of the first name, plus the last name and a number if there is duplication. Examples: qclarendon or jsmith23

Passwords: Passwords will be reset at the start of every intake.
The default password is date of birth in the following format:  YYYYMonDD. Example: April 9, 1992 is 1992Apr09

Your new password must:

  • Be at least 8 characters in length
  • Contain at least one UPPER CASE letter
  • Contain at least one lower case letter
  • Contain at least one number
  • NOT include any part of your name

Example: Mydogsname4

Troubleshooting: Forgotten passwords can be reset by the Library or IT Services. Please remember to bring your iCard when requesting a password change.

Multiple failed attempts to log in will lock the account. To reset locked accounts, contact IT Services in Room 814 or at 403-342-3580

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