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Patton College of Education Newly Admitted Online Students

Congratulations on being accepted into our online programs. Now that you have been admitted, please follow the instructions below to get started. You will also receive an email with further registration instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa. S. Dael at

Activate your OHIO ID

If you have not attended Ohio University before, you will need to activate your OHIO ID using the PID/Campus ID number (P#######) you received from the Graduate College with your official acceptance letter. If you have questions about your PID/Campus ID or OHIO ID, please call the Service Desk at 740.593.1222.

Register for courses

Please review your Program of Study so you know which courses to enroll in for this term. If you have questions, contact your advisor. You should receive an email message when it is time to register to explain the enrollment process.  If you do not receive this email or have issues enrolling, please get in touch with Lisa S. Dael, Director of Technology and Online Programs in the Patton College of Education at for assistance.

If you attempt to enroll for a class and get a message saying you have not met the prerequisite or that permission is required, you should select the "Request Permission" link. This process replaces the green slipping process and will allow you to make an electronic request to the instructor to get into the class. For further instructions watch this video: How to request permission for a class.

If you are not sure which courses you should enroll in please contact your advisor. For problems registering, please send a screenshot to Lisa S. Dael so she can assist you.

Log into Blackboard or Canvas

Once you have registered for classes, you will be able to access Blackboard or Canvas. You may need to wait a couple of hours before you can log in for the first time. Your courses will NOT show up in your course list until the instructor makes them available to you. You will use your OHIO ID and password to log in. 


Please check the Course Listings for textbooks.  Please feel free to purchase your textbooks from wherever you choose. We do not require you to purchase from a specific vendor.  If you have questions about your materials, please reach out to the instructor of the class.

Online Success Team

In addition to your Academic Advisor, you also have a Student Success & Support Team to assist you. If you are in the Coaching Education programs, Ashley Allanson (Coaching Education) or Michael Sup (Coaching Education - Soccer) will assist you. For all other Patton College online programs, Lisa S. Dael and Tasha Attaway are part of your support team. They can assist you with the following:

  • Activating your OHIO ID/email and completing the Online Orientation
  • Reading your DARS (Degree Audit Report)
  • Navigating Academic Support, specifically:
    • Learning how to register for courses
    • Understanding tuition & fees
    • Locating financial aid
    • Finding textbook Information
    • Withdrawing for a term
    • Deferring your Application
    • Locating and completing administrative forms
    • Re-enrollment and appeals paperwork
  • Accessing your MyOHIO Student Center
  • Providing support for Blackboard questions
  • Understanding administrative holds

Remember to check out our Student Resources page as well if you have any questions or concerns.