Student use their Central Texas College Blackboard accounts to take online or blended classes, participate in discussion boards, receive messages, take assessments and view grades. Central Texas College provides both online tutorials and free technical help for students signing up for Blackboard.
Online classes at Central Texas College take place primarily on Blackboard. As of 2015, those with Blackboard accounts can sign up for Coding and Classification Systems, Medical Document Production, Spreadsheets, Fundamentals of Music I and other classes. Blended classes consist of a mixture of in-class instruction and Blackboard assignments. Programs available either solely online or in blended format include Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Chemical Dependency Counseling, At-Risk Youth Advanced Certificate, Basic Mental Health Professional and Social Work Specialization.
Central Texas College uses Blackboard discussion boards to facilitate interaction between teachers and students. Students can use the discussion boards to collaborate on projects or post questions. Posting is asynchronous, meaning individuals can post at any time.
Blackboard's message system allows for easy internal communication between faculty, students and staff. The system functions in a similar manner to email. Many instructors also post tests within Blackboard's content areas, learning modules, lesson plans or folders. Students can view their grades by clicking on the My Grades link.