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Blackboard @ RDC

This guide will help you use Blackboard for your courses.

How do I login to Blackboard?

Via TheLoop

To login to Blackboard, first login to TheLoop, then click Blackboard:

If you get a message that says "Too many users logged on," try accessing again in a few minutes.

Please note that TheLoop is unavailable between 11:40 PM and 12:10 AM every business day for scheduled maintenance.

Via Gateway Page (direct link)

If TheLoop is unavailable, you can login to Blackboard directly, using your Loop username and password:

Which web browser should I use?

Browser Check 

Pop-Up Blocker
  • Disable browser pop-up blocker for


  • Enable Cookies in your browser settings.


  • Blackboard requires Java for optimal participation. 
  • Depending upon your course, you may need other plugins such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash, or Shockwave Player.

Do I need speakers or a microphone?

Speakers or Headphones

  • For courses that include audio or video files, you may need speakers or headphones.

Headset or Microphone/Speakers

  • For courses that include a Live Classroom component, you may need a headset (or microphone and speakers).

How do I logout of Blackboard?

To logout of Blackboard, use the logout button in the top right-hand corner:

Also be sure to logout of TheLoop when you are finished.

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