•  Yolanda_Abrigo_2_rev_050616 

    Welcome to Coastal Bend College Distance Learning Department.

    My name is Yolanda Abrigo and I am the Director of Distance Learning. I began working with Distance Learning as a distance learning technician for our video conferencing classes in 1998.  In 1999, our department began offering online courses to our students.  We started with approximately ten (10) online courses and roughly five (5) video conferencing classes.  Since then, our course offerings have grown to a full schedule of daily back to back video conferencing classes and over 100 strictly online courses.  Distance Learning also works closely with our traditional programs such as Cosmetology, Nursing, Welding, and Dental Hygiene to web enhance their courses.  Our department focuses on maximizing student access to courses through the use of web-based delivery systems.  We strive to provide distance learning students with the same teaching and learning environments comparable to that provided to your traditional face-to-face students.
    I wish you all success and if you need any assistance what so ever, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email address is helpdesk@coastalbend.edu or ycharles@coastalbend.edu  and my phone number is 361.354.2506 or toll free at 866.722.2838 ext. 2506.  I look forward to working with all of you at Coastal Bend College.  GO COUGARS!
  • Blackboard 9.1 (Learning Management System - LMS)

    Coastal Bend College uses Blackboard 9.1 as the Learning Management System (LMS) for their online classes, as well as for hybrid, video conferencing, and even face to face.  We have provided a quicklink to the Blackboard login page at the top right of our Coastal Bend College homepage at www.coastalbend.edu .  All students who register for Coastal Bend College are automatically provided a login account to Blackboard and have been automatically enrolled into an online student orientation.  The online student orientation focuses on providing students with important information needed to be successful in college and it also focuses on learning how to use the Blackboard 9.1 platform.  Students will have access to Blackboard and the online student orientation typically 24 hours after they register for classes at Coastal Bend College.  Students must complete the online student orientation prior to the first day of class(es) to ensure that they can login to Blackboard and that they know how to submit assignments, take exams, communicate with their instructor/classmates, etc. 

     Login Information

    To login to your online class, student email account, wireless and library services, students will need to know what their username and password is.  Coastal Bend College automatically assigns a username and password for these programs, however, students MUST be fully registered and have a designated class schedule.  Please review the example below to determine what your username and password is.

    Cougar ID/Username:  student's last name plus the last four (4) digits of their social security number  

    Password:  Student's CBC ID number 


    John Smith 

    CBC ID Number -- 123-00-4771 

    SSN Number -- 123-45-6789 

    Cougar ID -- smith6789 

    Password -- 123004771 {CBC ID Number without the dashes}