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Online Course Information

Hardware and Software: (minimum requirements)

PC:    1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended), 56k modem or access to Internet (DSL or Cable recommended)
Mac:    G4 or better    1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended), 56k modem or access to Internet (DSL or Cable recommended)
Software:  the latest available browser and word processing packages

Online Course instructions

Once you have enrolled in an online class, DCE Online Courses will be accessible starting after 8am the Wednesday before classes are scheduled to begin. Winter courses will be accessible after 8am the day before Christmas. Use your CatNet login and password. If you do not see your class listed, please call the DCE office. The actual class will start as noted in the DCE schedule. If you do not see your class or you are having login problems, please call the DCE office M-F, 8 am - 5 pm for help: 1-800-452-4176 or 503-883-2447

CatNet ID = Linfield CatNet ID username (same as email, library resources, and WebAdvisor), all lowercase: Please make sure you have a Linfield computer account. You can call the DCE office if you are not sure.

Password= Linfield CatNet password (same as email, library resources and webadvisor).

Change or reset your password

If this is the first time you have logged in to Linfield DCE Online classes, be sure to run the Browser check, located on the menu bar of the Online Course log in page. This will help you set up your browser for optimal performance. If you are trying to login from work and get a" page cannot be displayed" message, check with your IT department to see if there are firewall issues that must be addressed before you can access our site from work The same applies for personal firewalls, but you have to check with your Firewall documentation to resolve that issue.

Online (Blackboard) Instructions

Open your browser and go to https://bblearn.linfield.edu/. This will take you to a log-in screen. Your username will be your Linfield CatNet account (email and WebAdvisor) username. Your password for Blackboard is also the same as WebAdvisor and email. If you haven’t already signed up for a Linfield CatNet account go back to the “Current Students” link and select “Computer Accounts.”

Go to Blackboard Learn

Other HELP issues

While DCE does not require it, you can also download Firefox and using that browser as well as Internet Explorer. You can download it for free here: Get Firefox!

There is a HELP link on the menu bar that should answer most questions. If you can't find the answer to your question there, please give the DCE office a call and we will help you find the answer.