Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform—designed to enable educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology.
Students that are required to use Respondus Lockdown Browser (and have been instructed they can take exams from their personal computer) can install the software from the following location: Respondus Lockdown Browser
Students that are taking assessments that require the lockdown browser should start the lockdown browser from "Start", "Programs", "Lockdown Browser" before logging into ECourses to begin testing.
If you receive the following error message when attempting to login to your TVCC e-Courses “Could not login. Valid authentication credentials were not provided” then you have been dropped from your Spring 2014 courses for non-payment (you should have received an email as well).
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE AT (903) 675-6217
(Please do NOT contact the Distance Learning Department because all student account issues must be handled through the Registrar’s Office).
JAVA – DO NOT UPDATE TO JAVA 7U51
Certain features in Blackboard Learn (which is the Learning Management System for e-Courses at TVCC) rely on Java to work. Oracle released a client-side Java update (Java Update 7u51) on Tuesday, January 14, that negatively impacts some tools in Blackboard. So, to avoid issues with your online courses at TVCC, please do not update to JAVA 7u51! Any version of JAVA below update 51 should work fine in e-Courses at TVCC.
INTERNET EXPLORER – DO NOT USE VERSION 10 OR 11 For PC users, if you are utilizing Internet Explorer (IE) as your browser for accessing e-Courses at TVCC, versions 10 and 11 of IE are not supported. For online courses at TVCC we use Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 11 and IE 8 or IE 9 are the compatible versions for e-Courses at TVCC. For more details about other browsers and operating systems please visit the Distance Learning Website.
How to login to TVCC Online Courses:
1. Activate your Cardinal ID (YOU CANNOT LOGIN TO YOUR ONLINE COURSE UNTIL THIS HAS BEEN DONE)
- visit this link to activate your Cardinal ID and set up your TVCC email account : https://mail.tvcc.edu/
2. Login to e-Courses (Blackboard)
- Visit this link to login to TVCC e-courses: https://ecourses.tvcc.edu
- Your e-Courses username & password are the same as your TVCC email username and password (but don’t use the “@tvcc.edu” when logging into e-Courses).
If you need help with your Cardinal ID, email or password, please contact the IT Department at email@example.com; or by choosing live support from the IT webpage; or by calling (903) 670-2621. For other information contact The Distance Learning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by choosing eCourses live help from the Distance Learning webpage; or by calling (903) 675-6324.
If you are new to Distance Learning at TVCC or just need assistance with navigating e-Courses (Blackboard), there is a Student Orientation course you can access from the e-Courses login page by clicking the "Preview as guest" link (for current students you should see this course listed on your course list inside of e-Courses). For more information about this course please visit The Distance Learning Webpage or contact the Distance Learning Department at (903) 675-6324 or email email@example.com.