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Distance Education

A New Look & Feel for Blackboard Learn: What it means for you

Blackboard has received a makeover for 2019! In addition to the updated look and feel, the features of Blackboard are easier to use with your mobile devices. If you have any questions, please email dlearn@rcbc.edu or visit this website.


About Distance Education

Distance Education at RCBC was started in 1978 to enable students to earn college credits without having to attend class on campus.  Today, 30-40% of all RCBC students are taking online classes during each term. Students enjoy the flexibility and convenience these courses provide.  Distance education courses are fully accredited college courses.  Currently there are over 100 distance education courses offered online!  RCBC is committed to adding new courses and upgrading course technology at every opportunity.

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To be successful in online classes you should be:

  • Organized
  • Motivated
  • Independent
  • Self-disciplined
  • Able to learn from written directions

Online courses at RCBC are accessed using the internet and use of Blackboard 9.1.  You will be interacting with your instructor over the Internet. You are responsible for having appropriate technology, maintaining it and supporting it.  The college does not provide technical support for hardware or software that is not owned by RCBC.  We recommend the following personal computer system to take full advantage of our online courses:

  • A personal computer with Windows 7 or Macintosh OS 10.8.x or later
  • Reliable Internet connection and email capability
  • A supported web browser ==> Check Your Browser
    Supported browsers (as of June 2018) include:

    • Chrome 49+
    • Edge 20+
    • Firefox 48+
    • Internet Explorer 11+
    • Safari 9+
  • Java (JRE version 7+ recommended)
  • Must be able to accept 'cookies' and 'pop-ups'

Distance Education Office
Rowan College at Burlington County
500 College Circle
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 222-9311, ext. 1790
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm


National Distance Learning Week

In observance of National Distance Learning Week, RCBC has offered a distance education scholarship, to a new or current student, in order to increase the awareness of various courses and degrees that can be completed online.  Distance education provides a unique opportunity for students that normally would not be able to physically attend a class on campus and provides all students with an alternate pathway for receiving their education. Online courses provide flexibility and convenience to students and faculty, who work collaboratively in the college's course management system, Blackboard Learn. We are proud of our institution, instructors and the more than 100 courses that are available online here at RCBC.  The RCBC Office of Distance Education has been offering complete degrees at a distance since 1978 and we currently offer 14 associate degrees and 4 certificates fully online. Please join us in celebrating National Distance Learning Week and recognizing some of our most successful online students. 

3rd Annual Distance Learning Scholarship Essay Contest


Awards and Recognitions

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) has won several awards for online education.  See the main college Recognitions page for details!