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Blackboard Login Instructions:

All TCL students/users log-in to a secure portal using a TCL Username and Password. All enrolled students/users are authenticated through an identity management system that provides each student/user with a unique Username and Password for access to the portal as well as the learning management system.


Log-In to Blackboard by clicking the link at the end of this page. Your Username is your seven-digit TCL Student ID number including the preceding 0’s. Example: 0012345. Your Password is the first letter of your first name followed by the last three digits of your social security number. Click “Login.” NOTE: If you are a new student, you will not be able to access Blackboard until 2-3 days before your classes start.


NOTE: If you registered for classes before September 15, 2013, your initial password will be the last seven digits of your social security number.


Once you have logged into Blackboard for the first time, you should change your Password.

  1. On the “My TCL Bb9 Home” page click on the “Personal Information” link under “Tools.”
  2. Select “Change Password” and follow the instructions.


All users at TCL are encouraged to select strong Passwords. Strong Passwords contain at least three of the four following character classes:

  1. Lower case characters
  2. Upper case characters
  3. Numbers
  4. Special characters (e.g. @#$%^&*()_+|~-=\`{}[]:”;’<>/ etc.)

Online Learning – Privacy

All students enrolled at the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL), regardless of the mode of instruction (traditional, online, or hybrid), are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). As published in the TCL Catalog and Student Handbook, FERPA was designed to protect the privacy of educational records including those of online learners.


TCL encourages all faculty and staff communication with students, regarding TCL educational records and specific courses, be conducted via the official TCL Student E-mail account, that also requires a secure login.


TCL Blackboard Log-In Page

Online Attendance Policy

For all online courses, students must complete an assignment designated by the instructor during the first week of classes. The instructor will drop the student from the course if the initial assignment is not completed.


Instructors will withdraw students from class when 90% attendance is not maintained. Attendance in an online course is defined by regular course access and by completion of assignments as required by the instructor. Each student will be expected to access the web class at least twice a week. Additional access is encouraged and may be necessary for successful completion of classes.


Failure to log in and complete assignments will result in the student being withdrawn from the course. The instructor will assign a grade of “W,” “WP,” or “WF” based upon the student’s academic standing as of the last date of attendance, which is the last login. Students are responsible for any financial matters associated with an administrative withdrawal.

Access the Technical College of the Lowcountry Online Support Center now! Browse helpful guides and material and contact the support team directly – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Chat live with a support team member, submit a ticket with an issue or concern, or call directly, toll-free: 1-877-736-2586.

Note: in order to submit a ticket you must first create an account. When doing so please use your TCL e-mail address and password associated with your Blackboard Account to eliminate confusion.