Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) used by WSC and is what students use to access online courses through WSC.
- You WILL NOT see the courses in which you are registered in Blackboard until the first day of class.
- It can take 24-48 hours from registration in Campus Connection for a WSC Blackboard account to be created, and up to 24 hours for classes added or dropped after the first day of class to be updated in Blackboard.
- DO NOT USE Microsoft Internet Explorer. It is NO Longer supported for use with Blackboard. Please use Chrome or Firefox.
- If you have never taken an online course through WSC please check out the Blackboard 101 training course below to prepare you for your online experience.
New User/First Time Login
Using correct information but still having problems?
- Login credentials are case sensitive.
- Cookies must be enabled for you to log in successfully.
- Contact Campus Support at 701.774.4590
Blackboard has a wonderful website full of helpful information for both students and instructors.
It is important your computer has the following requirements in order to access your online classes.
- Microsoft Windows 8, 10
- Mac OS X
- Chrome Books or tablets are not recommended
Recommended Internet Browsers
- Some classes may require a webcam/microphone
- Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365
- (Students can download Office 365 from their student email)
Some online courses require students to have their exams proctored by an approved proctor or proctoring services. This will be noted in the Class note sections of Campus Connection and can be viewed by potential students prior to enrolling in courses. This will also be stated in the course syllabus. The WSC Learning Commons proctors for WSC online students at no cost by appointment.
Other outside proctors, including ProctorU may charge a fee to proctor exams, these fees may vary. Any cost associated with test proctoring is the responsibility of the student.
Students Outside of North Dakota Interested in Online Programs from WSC state and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. WSC is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
All states in green fall under this agreement. If you have questions regarding anything on this page please contact Katie Wenke at 701.774.4594.
Online Student Complaint Process
When a concern with the online faculty member or their Department Chair is unresolved informally, a student may make a formal complaint. A formal complaint must be presented in writing, on the Complaint Resolution Form, to the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee. The written complaint must be submitted within 15 calendar days following the action or matter that initiated the complaint unless the Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee agrees to receive it beyond this time frame. See the Student Code of Conduct for complete details.
In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the College level, all students can contact the North Dakota University System (NDUS) which is governed by the State Board of Higher Education. The NDUS is also the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) portal agency in North Dakota.
SARA Portal Agency
Director of Academic Affairs & Workforce Innovation
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 215
Bismarck, ND 58505