e-Learning and Blackboard

e-Learning courses at Prince George's Community College are taught in a variety of ways.

Students enrolled in online courses meet with their professors and fellow students in a virtual (online) classroom. Using a computer at home or at work, students log in to class to receive course information, view course content, submit assignments, and have discussions with their instructor and classmates. While some online courses require students to come to campus to take exams, the majority of coursework is completed online.

A Hybrid/Online course combines classroom meetings and online instruction. Students enrolled in a Hybrid/Online course complete some of their coursework online and they also come to campus at scheduled times to meet face-to-face with their professor and fellow students.

Video Enhanced Online
Video Enhanced Online courses combine online instruction with a video component. Students enrolled in a Video Enhanced Online course meet with their professor and fellow students in a virtual (online) classroom. Depending on the course, the video component can be viewed on the college cable station, accessed via DVD through check-out in the PGCC library or purchased in the college bookstore. Other coursework (assignments, discussion, group work, etc.)is accomplished through the Internet.

Accelerated Online
Accelerated Online courses are full semester online courses that are taught in a condensed format which is typically 8 weeks or 10 weeks long. The start and/or end dates differ from the regular semester start and end dates.

Before taking an e-Learning course it's a good idea to go the e-Learning orientation. These are held at the main campus in Largo or there is an online site located at:
e-Learning orientation

Welcome to Blackboard (Bb) for Students.

Blackboard is a Web-based program that serves as the college's online classroom. You will use Blackboard to communicate with your instructor, to see your course materials, to submit assignments and to discuss the course with your classmates. Blackboard is also used in some on-campus classes.

You must have your Owl Link and Owl Mail accounts activated to access Blackboard. Blackboard is used for online classes and assignments and for some in-class courses as well as for weekend classes. For help with Blackboard contact the Technology Help desk at 301-322-0637. For e-Learning questions go to : www.pgcconline.com or call 301-322-0463.

To login to your Blackboard course, please follow these steps:

  • Go to the Prince George's Community College Blackboard Web site which is located at http://pgcconline.blackboard.com. NOTE: There is no "www" in the Blackboard address.
  • ALL PGCC STUDENTS must login to Blackboard using their Owl Link userID and password.
  • HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS you will receive an email with login instructions. Your instructor will also be able to give you login information. Please check your HCC student email account.
  • Type your Owl Link user ID and password into the Blackboard login box. If your login is successful, you will see the PGCC Blackboard Homepage. In module labeled "My Courses", you will see the course(s) in which you are enrolled. Click on the course name to access your Blackboard course.

Blackboard Email

The student email address in Blackboard is the Owl Mail for Students email address (YourOwlLinkUserID@students.pgcc.edu).
ALL email sent from within Blackboard will be delivered to your Owl Mail for Students email address. Click Here for information about setting up your Owl Mail account.