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Learning Support

While many of the services listed below are located on the Athens Campus, the departments have made special accommodations available to online students.

Blackboard Support

Blackboard is Ohio University's online learning management system, and you will use it to access your courses. If you need assistance getting started or have an issue using Blackboard, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) can help you. Visit OIT’s Blackboard web page to get assistance.

Libraries

There are numerous resources available to eCampus students through Ohio University Libraries. Students can access e-books, printed books, research guides, and more. Visit the Library web page in the Student Knowledge Center for more information.

Tutoring and Writing Services

eCampus students have access to two types of tutoring. The first is a free online tutoring and writing service, which is available 24/7. Students may receive up to eight hours of tutoring and assistance each semester. A 12-hour drop-off essay review service is also available to help you polish your papers, including thesis development and review of punctuation and citations.

Another option available are tutors in the Academic and Global Communication (AGC) Program. These tutors work with students who speak English as an additional language or any graduate-level student, providing communication assistance at any stage of the writing process for coursework, research papers, theses, dissertations, and other projects.

Read more about the tutoring options available to eCampus students.

Career Services

The eCampus Student Support Team is ready to provide guidance with your career needs and professional growth. Visit the Career Services page to get started.

Testing Services

Students often need to access testing centers for assistance in taking course exams. A proctor is required for all testing situations to verify the exam is administered under the proper conditions. Some online courses require midterm and final exams be taken at a proctored site. For more information about scheduling an exam, visit the OHIO Testing Services web page.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Busy students are often under a lot of stress. Counseling and Psychological Services provides resources to help you handle the stress that comes with finding the work/life/school balance. You can complete their self-help assessments, or talk to a 24/7 Crisis Intervention Service if you need to speak with a counselor immediately. Please call your local police department or go to your local emergency room if you need immediate in-person assistance. Visit the Counseling and Psychological Services web page to learn more about the services this department provides.

Ombudsperson

The Office of the Ombudsperson is a confidential service open to all students, employees, alumni, parents, and community members at Ohio University. The overarching mission of the Office of the Ombudsperson is twofold: to ensure that every member of the University community receives equitable and fair treatment and due process; and to support and facilitate a positive working and learning environment.

Accessibility Services

It is the mission of Student Accessibility Services to ensure equal opportunity, and access for members of the Ohio University Community. Appropriate accommodations are determined through the individual intake appointment by reviewing documentation and a discussion with the student.

Veterans and Military Student Services Center

The purpose of Ohio University’s Veterans and Military Student Services Center is to provide, facilitate, and coordinate programs and services (including educational benefits) as effectively as possible for you and your family members. The center’s staff help you make a successful transition to the Ohio University community and support you through your academic career.

Tobacco-Free Initiative

Ohio University supports a smoke- and tobacco-free lifestyle as a major wellness initiative for all members of the OHIO community. The University offers ongoing cessation support and resources for any students, faculty, and staff who wish to participate.

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