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Starting Your Class
Before You Access Your Course
To access your online classroom (Blackboard) you need to log in using your MyOCC username and password. Your Student ID# (C#) will not work. If you need assistance with the log in process, you'll find information and links to Technical Support in the MyOCC section of the OCC Website.
Before you access your class, you should review the information here on the Orange Coast Online Classes web pages, especially the "Preparing for Your Online Class" page and the online tutorials, as these will help you understand the Blackboard environment, so you can focus on your course work instead of learning the program.
Remember: Your online course will become available at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of the course. In order to access your online class, you must be officially enrolled in the course.
Access Your Course
Now that you're ready to start your online class, log in to MyOCC, and click on the Student tab. Click on the link "OCC Blackboard Learn"  or access the Orange Coast College website and click on the blackboard link.
Every class on campus has an online classroom available; the extent to which it is used is up to the instructor. Some courses are taught 100% online using Blackboard, while others may just have a syllabus, and a few files for your reference. Click on your course to see what's available in your online classroom. Again, your online classroom will become available on the first day of the course at 8:00 a.m.