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  • Online Learning and Blackboard®

    Blackboard® is the Learning Management System used at Edison State Community College for the delivery of web-enhanced, web-flex and online content. It a robust system that allows instructors to easily upload course materials, create tests, add activities, and contains multiple communication methods for instructor–student and student–student collaboration.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please read through the following FAQs section. We have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about online learning. There are also links at the bottom of this page for additional Blackboard® support and information.

  • All course offerings are listed in WebAdvisor as well as in the Academic Catalog. Current students can log in to WebAdvisor and use the "Search for Sections" link. Prospective students can click on this WebAdvisor link and select, "Search for Sections". Make sure that you select the appropriate "Term" and options before you hit "Submit".

    Before you can enroll in an online course, or any course, you will have to complete the application process and be accepted. Once accepted, please contact a Resource Specialist at 937.778.8600 for help with first time registration. After you have enrolled in your first class, you will receive your account information and the next time you want to register for a course, you can register online using WebAdvisor.

    NOTE  Students enrolling in online courses must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading and writing AND successfully complete the Online Readiness Workshop. You may register for the workshop at the same time that you register for your online class. If you have taken online classes previously, you may petition to waive the Online Readiness Workshop requirement. 


    Yes you are! Taking a class online is no different than taking a traditional course when it comes to Financial Aid. For information on how to apply for financial aid click here.

    This depends on the type of online course that you enroll in. Online classes do not meet on campus. Web-flex courses meet on campus and online. (The instructor will set the schedule for on-campus meetings.)

    You can purchase books online by visiting the Edison State Bookstore website.

    You will need access to a computer with internet connectivity... high-speed is desirable. Please make sure you are aware of the Browsers | Versions that are certified to work with Blackboard. There may be additional software and/or plug-ins required by your instructor.

    Yes. There are many resources available through the Edison State online Library site. These include reference databases, newspapers, audio, videos, images, dictionaries, atlases, maps, access to OhioLink and more. Visit the Edison State Community College online Library to learn more about these resources.

    Your first point of contact should be your instructor. If the issue is one that your instructor cannot help you with, please email the IT Help Desk from your Edison State email account or phone 937.778.7957. An IT Help Desk work order will be entered and a staff member will contact you.