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Current Student Support

Resources for Online Students

Even though online and distance students are not on a campus, Ohio University provides equal or similar services to these students. Read through the information below or click on a link to learn more about the resources available to you.


Online students may be exposed to new technologies they have never used before. Before getting started at Ohio University, you will need to activate your OHIO ID, which will give you access to many University services.

Blackboard is Ohio University's learning management system. When taking an online course, a student will use Blackboard to access the course syllabus, participate in discussion boards, or, at times, take course quizzes and examinations.

CatMail is Ohio University's student email client. All important University communications will be sent to your CatMail account.

The Bobcat Depot is your official source for textbooks, computers and software, or gifts and apparel.

Learn more about technology

Learning Support Services

Online and distance students have access to Ohio University libraries, Student Accessibility Services, Veterans and Military Student Services Center, and Blackboard support.

Learn more about support services


After you are admitted, you will be assigned an advisor who will work with you to create educational plans to achieve your academic, career, and personal goals. Your advisor will recommend courses you should take in order to graduate on schedule, and he or she will be your personal connection to Ohio University.

Learn more about advising

OHIO Testing Services

You may be required to have a proctor for an examination. A proctor will verify that exams are administered under the proper conditions.

Learn more about testing services

eCampus Success Center

The eCampus Success Center is available when you need assistance with matters related to your education.

Learn more about the eCampus Success Center