Student in the Library, Graduating Students, Students in the Classroom

Student Resources

Blackboard Technical Support
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with Blackboard, you can contact the Owens IT Help Desk at 567-661-7120 or

Blackboard calls will be answered 24 X 7. You can also visit the e-Learning Blackboard Support Portal, which is available 24/7.

Owens Community College Library
The Owens Community College Library is a member of OhioLINK, the Ohio Library Information Network.  A wide range of online services and resources are provided to students, including:

  • Owens Library -- Library's website. Includes access to OneSearch, databases, eReserves, eBooks, and all library resources.
  • OneSearch -- Search the library catalog, including eBooks and videos, as well as databases and OhioLINK
  • eReserves -- Online class reserve materials
  • LibGuides -- Subject and course guides
  • Videos and Tutorials - Videos and tutorials to guide you through accessing and using library resources
  • Databases -- Search individual databases
  • Electronic Journal Center -- Search the contents of full-text periodicals
  • OhioLINK -- Tips for searching OhioLINK resources

Owens Community College Writing Center
Whether you are writing an essay, a work order, a research paper, a poem or a lab report, the Writing Center is the place to discuss your writing needs with a trained Writing Tutor.

Owens Community College is part of the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative. Owens students can obtain online tutoring assistance in Writing, Math, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Tutors are usually available from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days a week. Hours of availability in specific subjects may vary.

Owens Community College Disability Services
Disability Services provides support services, information and guidance to students with disabilities who are attending or plan to attend Owens Community College. Services are coordinated for individuals with various disabilities, including learning disabilities.

OCC Blackboard Tutorials
The tutorials linked on the following web page are animated Macromedia Flash files. They demonstrate some basic Blackboard features that you may be asked to use in your course. These tutorials range in size from 4 - 7 Megabytes and may take a few minutes to open on slower Internet connections. *Tutorials contain audio.
* Headphones required in OCC Computer Labs


The links below will direct you to free software from sources outside of Owens Community College. Even though these sources are familiar and trusted, the College cannot be responsible for any issues related to the downloading, installation, and use of these products. You may find that you will eventually need some of these programs while working in Blackboard. It is not necessary to download any of these programs until you are certain you need them.

Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader (formerly called Acrobat Reader) is available from Adobe's web site, and allows the viewing and printing of PDF files, which are used by some instructors.

Adobe Flash Player
Flash files or "Flash movies" have an .swf file extension and may be found in web pages you'll be visiting. You can download a current Flash Player from the Adobe Web Site.

Office 365
Office 365 is available for free to active Owens students, faculty and staff. This plan allows students to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access on up to 5 PCs or Macs and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads®. Go here for FAQs.

Respondus Lockdown Browser
Some Owens Instructors may require you to use the Respondus Lockdown Browser to take online assessments in Blackboard. You can download the Lockdown Browser for installation on your personal computer here:

Please note that you will not be able to download or install the Respondus Lockdown Browser on College computers.

Visit Campus pictureOnline Classes picture