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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.

Blackboard is accessible directly through MyPioneerPortal. You can also log into Blackboard at https://blackboard.irsc.edu/ using your Student ID and PIN.

To reset your PIN, click here.

The Blackboard Browser Support page gives some information about browser, devices, and operating systems.

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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.

 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blackboard.android.bbstudent&hl=en

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bb-student-by-blackboard/id950424861?mt=8

To reset your PIN, click here.

Check out this page to understand the computer settings needed to run Blackboard Collaborate. 

 


Getting Started

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.

Watch this video to meet the Virtual Campus Student Learning Coordinators and get an overview of online student resources.


Blackboard Resources

Students can download course content to be viewed offline! Make sure to download content when connected to wi-fi to avoid using data.

Technical support for Blackboard is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Blackboard Collaborate support can be reached toll-free at 877-382-2293.

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.

Short, on-demand videos will show you how to successfully use the tools in your Blackboard courses.


Online Library Services

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday (closed)

https://irsc.libguides.com/askalibrarian/chat

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.

https://us.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/guest/AC212991250171D0EBAED5828367DF87


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!

Beginning March 30, the IRSC Academic Support Center will offer tutoring services via Blackboard Collaborate. Virtual tutors will be available in math, biology/AP, chemistry/physics, English and reading. Visit the Academic Support Center online to view the schedule and enter online tutoring sessions.

The IRSC Business Department now offers free virtual tutoring sessions via Collaborate. Tutors are available throughout the week to assist students with accounting and A.S. degree business course content. View tutoring schedules and access links to tutoring sessions here.

Study for exams online with your friends in your own personalized ASC virtual breakout room, using audio/video chat and e-learning tools. Moderators and tutors are available 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM to assist your study group and answer your questions.

Tips for Technical Issues

  1. Try a different browser.
  2. Perform a hard refresh on the webpage. (PC = Shift + F5 or MAC = Command + Shift + R)
  3. Clear cache and cookies. (This is different for each browser, use a search engine to look up steps.)
  4. Contact Blackboard Help for a technical issue. Contact your instructor for content issues.

Contact

Blackboard and Technical (In-Course) Issues
Virtual Campus Learning Coordinators

Leigh Clay: lclay@irsc.edu
Veronica Martabano: vmartaba@irsc.edu

MyPioneerPortal

772-462-4772

RiverMail

rivermailhelp@irsc.edu

Advising

Locate your IRSC instructional Advisor

Financial Aid

financialaid-info@irsc.edu

 

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