Undergraduate Resources

Academic Advising

All OHIO Online students will be assigned an advisor. If you don't know who your advisor is, check your student center and/or DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report. Advising is a partnership between a student and an academic advisor who work together to create educational plans to meet the student's academic, career, and personal goals. The student is responsible for being prepared for and participating in advising sessions, as well as understanding University and program requirements. They can help you with a variety of information and services including the following: 

  • Selecting and registering for courses
  • Changing your major
  • Planning your degree
A staff member advises a student in their office.

    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.


    Counseling and Psychological Services

    Counseling and Psychological Services provides resources to help you handle the stress that comes with finding the work/life/school balance. You can 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.


    Learning Management Systems

    OHIO Online offers two robust learning management systems to facilitate your academic journey. New students will have access to Blackboard and/or Canvas two weeks prior to the start of their first course(s).




    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. For more materials specific to online students, see Remote Library Services.



    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.


    Success Coaching

    OHIO Onlineā€™s success coaches work with fully online students to ensure that students have the resources to be successful during their time at OHIO. Success Coaches provide information regarding study skills, time management, organization, and test-taking strategies and more. Success coaches also work with students on academic probation to help them return to good standing at the university. If you are not sure who to contact about something, your success coach is a good first step.

    Email Your Success Coach

    Learn more about Academic Probation and Designing a Success Plan


    Technology Support

    The Office of Information Technology has a service desk that is available to assist you with Blackboard, Canvas, antivirus software, email, and your OHIO ID and PID. The university also provides a variety of free software to students, including Adobe and Microsoft Office 365.


    Testing Services

    Students may need to access testing centers for assistance in taking course exams. A proctor is required for all testing situations to verify that the exam is administered under the proper conditions. Some online courses require exams be taken at a proctored site.


    Tutoring and Writing Support

    OHIO Online students have access to free, online tutoring and writing support that is available 24/7 with no appointment needed.