About this Orientation
This orientation will guide you through several critical steps to help you prepare for your new role as an OSU student. Afterward, you will be ready to meet with your academic advisor to plan your degree pathway. The orientation will take about 30-45 minutes to complete, and includes written instructions and video tutorials of important processes, printable documents and optional material of interest.
The orientation consists of nine sections:
- Planning Your Degree
- Tuition and Billing
- Accessing Your Online Services
- Registering for Classes
- Taking Online Courses
- Ensuring Your Success
- Resources for You
- Program and Adviser Introduction
- Finishing Steps
Each section contains important information about your attendance at OSU. To ensure that you have a basic understanding of the information and how it all fits together, we recommend that you view the sections in sequence using the "Continue" button at the bottom of each webpage. You are then welcome to revisit sections of the orientation in any order you wish. In the final section "Finishing Steps," you will take a short quiz to inform you if you have working knowledge of the material in this orientation, and to guide you back to those sections where you may need to clarify your understanding. The results of this quiz will be emailed to your academic adviser to notify them that you have completed the orientation.
After you have completed the orientation, you are invited to view the information in "More About OSU," which includes a virtual tour of OSU, information about sports and merchandise, OSU's student newspaper, research magazine and more.
Words of Wisdom
Tips from Ecampus Students
"Try to keep up with your studies! Always check Blackboard everyday!"
As you proceed through the orientation, you will see quotes in relevant sections. These are "words of wisdom," made anonymously, from current Ecampus students and staff to you, our new Ecampus students.
Saving or Viewing Later
There are some sections of the orientation that we recommend you save to your computer or print for future reference.To print, use the print button on your browser. This will print the page content in an easy to read format.You can also simply come back to this orientation when you need to review a section, for example, when you are ready to register for classes.
- You will need to have Adobe Flash installed on your computer to watch the videos and video tutorials. If you do not want to view the videos for any reason, there are written transcripts and printable directions available.
- You will need to have Adobe Reader installed to view the attachments.
If you have questions at any time about the content of the orientation or have technical difficulties, please contact Ecampus Student Services at 800-667-1465 during business hours (Monday-Friday (except university holidays), 8 a.m.–5 p.m. PST), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.