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Activate your OHIO ID

Your OHIO ID and password are your keys to most online services at Ohio University. If you are new to the university, returning after an extended absence, or if you do not yet have any secret questions set, you will need to activate your OHIO ID in order to:

  •  Register for classes  
  • Communicate with your professors and receive/submit assignments
  • Access Financial aid and account services

You must activate your OHIO ID before use. Once you have activated your OHIO ID, you can check your e-mail.  If you have questions about your OHIO ID, visit the website Service Desk or call 740-593-1222.

Accessing your courses

Once you have registered for classes, you can log in to your Blackboard 13 online courses.  Once logged into Blackboard, you will not see the courses you are registered for until a few days before the course starts. As long as you can log into Blackboard, you will have access to your courses. For tutorials and assistance with Blackboard 13, please review the Instructions for Students.  Blackboard works best with Chrome or Firefox browsers.

Assistance and Support

If you need technical support or assistance with Blackboard, please e-mail the Service Desk or call 740- 593-1222.  If you have questions about course registration, please contact Lisa S. Dael.  

Ohio University uses the Blackboard course management system. To check your system for all necessary components please visit the Browser Checker site,

Internet Connection Speed

You will need a high-speed Internet connection (also known as a broadband connection).

  • Minimum Internet Connection Speed: 200 Kbps
  • Recommended Internet Connection Speed: 384 Kbps or higher
  • To determine the speed of your Internet connection, visit PC Pit Stop go to:

If your Internet connection speed is less than the minimum of 200 Kbps, you will still be able to use Blackboard. However, downloading or uploading assignments may take a long time. Additionally, video and audio playback will be very choppy.

Adding the Endorsement

In order to be recommended for the Endorsement, you must complete all courses with a 2.75 cumulative Grade Point Average. When you are ready to apply, please complete the following steps:

  1.  Complete an LN license application, contact Robin Boyd for the application or visit the ODE website
  2. Prepare a check or money order in the amount of $20 (payable to the Treasurer, State of Ohio)
  3. Include a copy of OAE score report, showing you passed the required tests.
  4. Send all materials to:     

Robin Boyd
EDAD Administrative Associate

Southern Campus Dean's Office
Collins Center,
Ironton, OH 45638

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Robin Boyd. Processing time is usually one day. Once ODE/Educator Licensure receives your submission from OHIO, they have a turnaround time of about 2 weeks. You will receive your new license in the mail with the endorsement on it.