All online classes, hybrid classes, and some on-ground classes at Middlesex Community College use Blackboard. Each semester, all credit courses are given a Blackboard course site. Upon registration, students are automatically enrolled into that Blackboard course site. As soon as the instructor has accessed to the Blackboard course site once, the site is activated for students.

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*Note1: The Blackboard server is scheduled for weekly maintenance from 2:00 am to 6:00 am Fridays.

*Note2: Click here to check MyCommNet/Blackboard scheduled downtime. .

Need assistance with your online courses, Blackboard, or MyCommNet, contact Distance Learning:Location: Founders 131/131A, Middletown Campus
Phone: 860-343-5756
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.Technical Support Center
Phone: 860-723-0221
Mon-Thur, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Fri, 8:00 am-5:00pm
Sun, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Log On Information
1. Open a web browser.
2. Go to
3. Enter your NetID and password, click Login.
View Video InstructionNetID:,
Do not know your NetID? Click here to find out.
Password: The same password to log on to a campus computer at any of 12 Connecticut community colleges or check college email via Outlook Web Access at

If you have never logged on to a campus computer, the initial password is a combination of your first 3 letters of birth month (capitalize the first letter), & (shift+7), and last four digit of your social security number.For example, if you are born in April and the last four digits of your social security number are 4575, then your initial password is Apr&4575 (case sensitive).After you logon with the initial password, you will be prompted to change to a new password. The new password MUST have 8 or more characters and satisfy 3 of the 4 rules as follows: Upper case, Lower case, Numbers, and Special character (Example: Flower2013).Having trouble logging on? Click here for help.

4. Access Blackboard
Once you are in myCommNet, click Blackboard icon at upper right. You will see a list of courses you teach or you are enrolled as a student. To go to another course, click My Institution (upper right) and click on the course name. Registered students are able to view a Blackboard course site SEVEN days before the first day of a semester if an instructor has activated the site.

5. Reset Password

  • Distance Learning, Founders Hall 131/131A, 860-343-5756
  • IT Service, Wheaton Hall 304, 860-343–5711
  • Record’s Office, Founders Hall 153, 860–343-5724
  • Meriden Center, (203) 608-3050

6. Change Password
Logon to, click on Change Password (top-left).

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