Students: Complete Your Coursework, Access Services Remotely

What you need to know if you are taking online courses or if your courses are moved online.

Your online course may be delivered using Webex Meetings or through Blackboard.

Webex Meetings and Teams

With a Webex Meeting, your instructor schedules a live webinar at a set date and time. You "attend" and participate virtually by joining the webinar at the set time. You can also use Webex Teams to collaborate with your instructor and your classmates. Learn how to prepare for a Webex meeting and to use Webex Teams.


Your instructor sets up an online course environment, where you may participate in discussions, upload files, or take tests and/or quizzes. You usually do not "attend" class at a set time, but your assignments will likely still have set deadlines. Visit to log in to Blackboard.

  • Using Blackboard for the First Time

    If you are new to using Blackboard, follow these step-by-step instructions to access a resource that will help you learn how to navigate through a Blackboard course, access content, submit assignments, and post discussions.

    1. Visit to log in to Blackboard.
    2. Enter your Central Piedmont username and password when prompted to log in.
    3. Once you are logged in, select "Organizations." 
      "Organizations" in the menu
    4. In the "Organization Search" box, enter "New to Blackboard" and select "Go." 
      Organization search box
    5. In the list of organization options, select "Org_Online_Learn_Intro_V2, New to Blackboard.” 
      "New to Blackboard" organization name in the organizations list
    6. You will receive a message indicating you are not yet enrolled. Select "Click here to enroll" to complete the enrollment process. 
      "Click here to enroll" enrollment message
    7. You will receive a message saying "Access Denied." Ignore this message and select the "Enroll" link. 
      Enroll link in the organization menu
    8. You will receive a message asking for confirmation that you want to enroll in the "New to Blackboard" organization. Select the "Submit" button to finish enrolling. 
      Submit link on the enrollment page
    9. You will receive an "Action Successful" message to indicate you are successfully enrolled in the "New to Blackboard organization." Select "Ok" to continue.
    10. Read the Announcement and follow the directions to navigate through the content.
  • Tutorials

    Blackboard provides a full line of Blackboard video tutorials on their YouTube channel.

  • Supported Internet Browsers and Required Software

    You will need to access Blackboard using the latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Review other technology requirements you need to make sure you have in order to use Blackboard.

    You may be required to submit documents in Microsoft Word, Rich Text File format, or Adobe PDF formats. As a Central Piedmont student, you can access Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for free through the Central Piedmont Cloud.

Tools for Working, Collaborating, and Accessing Resources Online