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Getting Started

Blackboard is the Learning Management Tool used by WSC.  Blackboard is the program you will use to complete your online course work for WSC. To familiarize yourself with Blackboard prior to the start of the semester please check out this training resource utilizing the Blackbord 101 link below.

Blackboard 101 Online Course Training

Tech Requirements

It is important your computer has the following requirements in order to access your online classes.

Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10
Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13
Hardware Requirements:
Optical Drive (DVD-ROM/Blu-Ray), sound card, speakers
*some classes might require a webcam/microphone

Browsers for Windows and Mac:

Firefox (Final Release Channel, latest version)
Google Chrome (Stable Channel, latest Version)

Edge Browser (Windows 10 only, latest version, not recommended)
Internet Explorer (Latest Version, not recommended)
Safari (Latest Version, not recommended)

Software Requirements
Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or Office 365
Adobe Flash


State Authorizations

Students Outside of North Dakota Interested in Online Programs from Williston State College

State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Williston State College is a member of National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  Below in Blue are all the states that fall under this agreement. If you have questions regarding anything on this page please contact Katie Peterson @ 701.774.4594.