Online Orientation

New Student Orientation

Students can choose to view OFTC's online orientation or attend in-person orientation session held at each campus, each term. Dates and times are advertised every semester.

The purpose of the orientation is to familiarize new students with the College, its policies and procedures, state and federal rules and regulations, safety, work ethics, and other issues of importance to the students’ general welfare while attending classes at Oconee Fall Line Technical College. Students are given information needed to access the  Student Handbook and other documents that contain all the rules, regulations, and general information with which students should become familiar.

Taking Your First Online Class

Students taking online courses will use the Blackboard course management system at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC).

On the First Day of Class

Please use the following instructions to access your course(s) on the first day of class.

  1. Login to Blackboard using the information below:
    NOTE: If you have used Blackboard before and changed your password, you will use the password you created instead of the one below.
    • Username: 17_student id number (example: 17_900089735)
      Your student id begins with 900 and is found on your schedule or in BannerWeb.
    • Password: 17_student id number
      Please change your password once you have logged into the system successfully.
  2. Once you have successfully accessed your Blackboard student account, email your instructor(s) to let them know you have successfully accessed your account. If you do not communicate with your instructor during the first three days of class you will be counted as a “No Show”. 
  3. Login to BannerWeb to add a valid email address.

If you need assistance, have your Student ID number and the Blackboard course CRN number available and contact Sherry Lewis at and 478-274-7648.