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Patton College Online Student Resources

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.

Blackboard and Technology 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

The OIT Service Desk is available to assist you with accessing Blackboard, antivirus software, email, and your OHIO ID and PID. If you have problems or questions, call the OIT Service Desk at 740.593.1222 or submit a request online. Questions about Blackboard can be sent by email to Please check OIT Help for current hours of service.

Career Network

As you look for employment, the Career Network offers Handshake to all Ohio University students and alumni. This platform provides students with a relevant feed of job and internship opportunities, as well as resources specifically matching their interests.

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 of 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.


Through Ohio University Libraries, online students can access e-books, printed books, research guides, and more. Contact library staff(opens in a new window) by phone, email, or instant message, or reach out to your academic program's subject librarian(opens in a new window) for help finding materials or other library research questions.


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.

Online Student Success Team

We have a team of staff working to help make your online experience as smooth as possible.  Please feel free to reach out to them when you have questions about your program, how to register, billing, Blackboard, or retention issues.  If you have questions, please contact us

Technology Support

The Office of Information Technology has a service desk available to assist you with accessing Blackboard, antivirus software, email, and your OHIO ID and PID.

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 24-hour drop-off essay review service is also available to help you polish your papers, including thesis development and review of punctuation and citations.  Read more about the tutoring options available to eCampus students.

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.