Orientation | GCTC

New Student Orientation


We’re excited to have you here at Gateway Community & Technical College.

SMART Online Orientation gives you important information about the campus resources, programs, and services to support your success. Completing orientation is REQUIRED for advising and registering for classes.  

Set up your user account and password before starting orientation. Don't forget to save your user name and password-you’ll always need it to log in. Orientation takes about an hour. If you can’t complete the orientation in one session, you can finish later. Orientation has four modules, each ending with a quiz. You must score at least an 80% on each quiz.  Print or take a picture of your completion certificate for your advising appointment.

Online Orientation

STEP 1: Set up your user account and password if you haven't already.

STEP 2: Go to Blackboard and log in to your Blackboard account.

STEP 3: Scroll down to KCTCS Student Resources and click Show All, choose "eCommunity Management" which will appear in a column on the right of the screen. 

STEP 4: Enter "Orientation" in the Organization Search box below and click Go.

STEP 5: Click the arrow next to "gtw_Online_Orientation_2018-2019", and click Enroll.

STEP 6: Click Submit.

STEP 7: Towards the top of the page, click on "eCommunity".

STEP 8: Orientation will now always appear under My Organizations. Click on it to get started!