Learning Management System
Blackboard Learn learning management system is integrated into almost all courses at Frederick Community College. For best performance, Blackboard should be used on the latest version of the following browsers:
Blackboard requires an operating system that can run the latest compatible web browsers. Your computer operating system should be kept up to date with the latest recommended security updates and upgrades.
Blackboard runs on Windows (Windows 10 recommended), Mac (macOS 10.14 or later), Linux, iOS, Android, or any device (desktop, laptop, or tablet) with a modern web browser. To verify that your browser meets technical requirements, click here.
Outlined below are the basic technical requirements* (minimum and recommended).
- Plugins: Adobe Reader
- Headset with microphone (USB or 3.5mm)
- Access to a Webcam (if needed)
*Some courses may have additional technical and software requirements.
You must have access to the Internet. A broadband Internet connection is preferred, but not required. It will be helpful to have a back-up plan in the event that you have technical difficulties and are unable to use your internet connection for any period of time.
Free Internet Access Through Comcast
For any students who do not currently have internet access, Comcast (Xfinity) is providing free internet access to the community through hotspots. You can visit https://wifi.xfinity.com.
Comcast (Xfinity) is also offering a service called Internet Essentials; a low-cost internet service to those who qualify. Visit https://www.internetessentials.com for further information.
If you need help finding access to computers and/or the internet, send an email to [email protected] or call 301.846.2469.
Before registering for a course, be sure that you have checked the software requirements. Some courses may require students to have access to specific software applications. Frederick Community College provides all students and employees with Microsoft Office 365 for home use. For instructions on how to obtain your free install, please click here.
FCC provides every student with an email address. You are required to use this email address for all communication regarding classes. To access your email, please click here. Instructions for how to log in to your myfcc.frederick.edu email address are on the login page.
What do I do if I need help accessing my Blackboard login?
For assistance, the IT Help Desk is available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can either call 301-846-2509 or submit an online request by clicking here and a technician will respond back to you within these hours.