How do I log into Blackboard?


Students taking credit classes at Red Deer Polytechnic (i.e. all students EXCEPT those in the Division of Extended Education) will automatically have access to Blackboard from the first day of classes.

Log in through TheLoop

To log in to Blackboard, first log in to TheLoop using your RDP username and password, then click Blackboard.

If you get a message that says "Too many users logged on," try accessing again in a few minutes.

Note: TheLoop is unavailable between 11:40 PM and 12:10 AM every business day for scheduled maintenance.

Log In Via Gateway Page (Direct Link)

If TheLoop is unavailable, you can log in to Blackboard directly by visiting Use your RDP username and password.

Extended Education students

Some classes offered by the Division of Extended Education use Blackboard. If your class requires Blackboard, log in here using your username and password:

Username: your email (the email address you registered with)
Password: your birth date in this format: BMMDDYYYY (e.g if your birthdate is October 31, 1986, your password would be B10311986)

Tip: When typing your password, don't forget the "capital B" before your birthdate.
Tip: Your Blackboard username and password is different than the username and password used to register for Extended Education classes.

For help, contact Extended Education: | 403.356.4900

Log Out of Blackboard

To log out of Blackboard, use the logout button in the bottom of the left-hand navigation:

Blackboard Sign Out Button

  • Last Updated Mar 02, 2022
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