Technology for Teaching


Blackboard (Bb) is a course management system that Piedmont Virginia Community College (and all VCCS colleges) uses that allows instructors to easily put their course materials such as, the syllabus, handouts and exams on the Internet without needing to know web development.  Bb also has an online grade book (Note: this is not integrated with SIS / PeopleSoft).  Bb can be used for online, hybrid and face-to-face classes. 

  • In order to log into Bb a user must be an active student, faculty, or staff member of PVCC. 
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All active faculty have course shells on Bb for the current semester.  Course shells are created based on course listings in SIS / PeopleSoft.  Semester specific courses remain on Bb for three semesters afterwards. 

Commonly Used Reference Guides:

Blackboard Tools:
  • Collaborate
  • Atomic Learning
  • Voice Threads (new Fall 2016)
If you need assistance, contact Blackboard Support,  


Panopto is lecture capture software that allows an instructor to create and edit recordings and post those videos directly into Blackboard. 
If you need in-classroom Panopto support, contact the IT Help Desk at 434-961-5261 or
For additional assistance, contact Blackboard Support,
Google Apps
  • Gmail
  • Drive
  • Sheets/Slides/Docs

Classroom Technologies

  • Classroom Equipment
    • All classrooms are equipped with:
      • cameras, microphones, document cameras
    • You can reserve from Media Services:
      • Clickers
      • iPads
      • Laptop carts
  • Special Classrooms
    • M247/G211 -  Video Conferencing
  • Contact Media Services for assistance (