Whether you’re working a full-time job, managing a busy home life, or experiencing some other challenge in getting to campus, we want to meet you where you are. Through our degree programs and courses we aim to work with students in nontraditional ways, so that the steps toward a college degree are possible.
Online courses don’t meet in person. Instead, course content is delivered via the internet, TV, CDs or DVDs. There may be opportunities for live events like conferences or lectures as well.
As an online student, keeping up with weekly assignments and deadlines is vital to your success. Since your class attendance isn’t tracked, assignments are used to determine how well you are completing the course. If you are not timely with your assignments, your grade will reflect that.
Classes are conducted through a learning management system, Moodle. This Unique learning environment facilitated by Bluefield State faculty contains both material recorded during in-person classes and material created primarily for online courses. Students can use Moodle from anywhere they can connect to the internet.
First log on to Bluefield State's campus portal, myBSC, using your Bluefield State username and password. If you’ve forgotten your username or password, you can reset it using the Forgot Password link on the login page of myBSC.
Once you’re in the myBSC system, you can find your course by selecting the Moodle icon. Every instructor designs their courses differently, and although there may be many similarities, be sure to follow all directions posted by your instructor whether in course materials, discussion boards or announcement pages.
The rules of conduct and the institutional policies laid out in the Bluefield State School Catalog and Student Handbook apply to online students as well as campus students.
A Computer System Use and Abuse Policy can be found in the handbook, which grants students the use of lab and online resources subject to university policies, local, state and federal laws. Such obligations are suggested but not limited to copyright, intellectual property rights, and academic honesty and ethics.
Instructional Technology Center
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toll Free: 800-344-8892 or or 800-654-7798
These services are part of the Instructional Technology Center and are available to anyone within the Bluefield State student or faculty community.