Remote Access Resources
At IRSC, our highest priority remains the health and safety of our students and employees. In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have shifted to online instruction for all courses during spring semester. Online classes resume March 23; face-to-face and hybrid classes will adjust to fully online formats and resume on March 30.
Connecting to Class
Students can access the Blackboard Learning Management System through their desktop and laptop computers and mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Students can also listen to lectures by phone through Blackboard Collaborate.
Students may download and use the Blackboard App on their mobile devices. Select Indian River State College - Learn from the dropdown menu, and log in with your Student ID and PIN.
To reset your PIN, click here.
The Student Success Guide covers topics include setting up RiverMail, navigating MyPioneerPortal, accessing Blackboard, how to post to discussion boards, submit assignments, view grades, and more.
Students can download course content to be viewed offline! Make sure to download content when connected to wi-fi to avoid using data.
The Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing tool allows you to connect virtually with your class, making it seem like you’re in the same room with your professor and classmates, no matter your location or device.
You can access Collaborate from inside your Blackboard courses, from the Blackboard app or from a direct link or telephone number provided by your professor.
Online Library Services
- Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday (closed)
Research Labs offer students the opportunity to ask questions and get research help in real time.
- Tuesdays, 1:00–2:00 p.m. (Not offered during Summer A)
- Wednesdays, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Online Tutoring and Study Resources
Access Smarthinking through the Tools menu in your Blackboard course. Online tutoring is offered 24/7 in a wide variety of subjects. You can submit a paper for review or drop in for a live session—the choice is yours!
Tips for Technical Issues
- Try a different browser.
- Perform a hard refresh on the webpage. (PC = Shift + F5 or MAC = Command + Shift + R)
- Clear cache and cookies. (This is different for each browser, use a search engine to look up steps.)
- Contact Blackboard Help for a technical issue. Contact your instructor for content issues.
Blackboard and Technical (In-Course) Issues
Virtual Campus Learning Coordinators
Locate your IRSC instructional Advisor.