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About this Guide

This guide will help you find information useful for all Trades & Technologies programs offered at RDC. This Guide replaces individual guides for each program, with the exception of:

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology

If you cannot find something you're looking for, Ask Us!


Login Information

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. Example: 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

Example: Mydogsname7

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

Quick Links

Library Hours

Book a group study room in the Library.

Book a group study room at DSB.

Writing Skills Centre

Learning Skills & Strategies

Disability Resources

Ask Me!

Jillian Sinotte
Office: 1006M
At the Library Desk:
Tuesday 11-12
Thursday 12-1
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