Ohio University

Online Student Support

Getting Started

Computer Recommendations by Major


Blackboard is OHIO’s learning management system.  It is an online service for posting course-related materials and facilitating interactions between students, instructors, teaching assistants, and guests.


VoiceThread is a cloud-based application that allows you to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos.  Instructors may use VoiceThread in your Blackboard courses.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a team-based collaboration tool that provides group chat, channeled conversations, instant messaging, live document collaboration, audio or video calls, and meetings.


Proctortrack allows students to take a proctored exam on their own devices from a location of their choosing, if the feature has been enabled by the instructor in the Blackboard course.  A student will need a computer with a webcam and access to a well-lit room.

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