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OULN Information

The Eastern Campus Information Technology staff provide an overview, technical support, and student operators for the Ohio University Learning Network (OULN) classrooms on the Eastern campus. These classrooms are used to link our campus to the other regional campuses, as well the Athens campus, to offer a wide range of classes taught by faculty across the Ohio University system using video conferencing technology.

If there are connection issues with the OULN system, or an operator is not present, please call the Eastern Help Desk at 740-699-1401 or the Athens OULN Help Desk at 740.597.2934.

At any time, the Athens OULN or the Eastern Help Desk may be away from their offices, either expectedly or unexpectedly. After an appropriate amount of time, if you do not receive a response from the staff member, please call one of the Eastern Campus contacts listed on the OULN contacts page, or please attempt to reach the Eastern Campus contact again.

OULN Course Material Planning

If your course requires the distribution of handouts, quizzes and/or tests, you will soon realize that distributing this paperwork to the other regional campuses, and offering makeup test or exams, are the only major differences between teaching in a traditional classroom on your campus and teaching in a distance learning environment. With proper planning and adequate time management, the gap created by the physical distance between you and your students can easily be bridged.


With regard to exams and quizzes, instructors are responsible for preparing course material for their home campus students.  For other campuses, OULN operators will distribute, collect and return testing materials to the faculty support staff (Trent Duffy or Peter Lim - see contact information below).  OULN operators can not/will not proctor exams & quizzes. The proctoring of exams for all campuses is the responsibility of the instructor or a designee on the home campus.

Blackboard Course Site

All of your course documents and tests can be posted to your course site, as an alternative to having materials physically duplicated, and tests physically administered in the OULN classroom. The Ohio University Office of Information Technology Service Desk 740.593.1222 is available to answer questions about BlackBoard, and the BlackBoard website offers many self-help guides.

When sending any/all materials to Ohio University Eastern for duplication and/or distribution to your OULN class, please email materials including detailed instructions to the Eastern Campus OULN Support (email) at least 2 work days in advance.

A minimum of 48 hours notice is needed to process duplication requests. When sending your materials to Ohio University Eastern, please provide detailed instructions regarding your materials including:

  • The OULN course number
  • The day & time the class meets
  • The day & time the materials are to be distributed
  • Number of copies to be made
  • Instruction as to whether copies should be single/double sided, color or black/white, stapled or hole punched
  • For tests & quizzes, please specify:
    • Materials to be provided to the student, i.e. Blue Book, Scantron etc.
    • Materials allowed while testing, i.e. books, calculators, notes, etc.
    • How completed tests are to be returned to the instructor.
      • If you want the completed exams scanned to email (please include return email address).
      • If you want the completed exams sent by U.S. Mail (please include complete return mailing address).
      • NOTE: Overnight mail, FedEx, & UPS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

For other materials, if you can't email items, such as text books, binders, etc., mail to the below Eastern campus address for distribution to your OULN class(es):

Ohio University Eastern Campus
Attn: OULN
45425 National Road W.
St. Clairsville, OH  43950

Please provide class specific information with your materials.  All materials provided will be given to the OULN classroom operator for distribution to your class as per your written instructions.

Testing Center

When a student enrolled in an OULN class needs to make up or retake an exam, the Testing Center can help. The Ohio University Eastern Testing Center is dedicated to upholding high standards of test security and academic integrity.  They are committed to providing exceptional, accessible, and comprehensive testing programs for Ohio University and the community. All tests are administered under standardized conditions that are efficient, fair, and secure. The Testing Center room, equipment, and persons there-in are monitored at all times.

Please see the Eastern Campus Testing Center for instructions on scheduling tests there.