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.
Ned Shott Physical Education Building
Bluefield State College, Bluefield Campus
Phone: (304) 327-4441
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Any student who feels he or she may need testing accommodations based on the impact of a disability
contact the disability services office privately to discuss specific needs. Please contact Student Support
Services at (304) 327-4098 to establish eligibility and to coordinate reasonable accommodations.
Students who desire to take a test for a BSC course at another testing site other than the BSC Testing Center
must download the official BSC Proctor Request Form and coordinate with the instructor of the course in question.
The official test proctor agreeing to administer the test must complete the form and return it to the course
instructor. It is the responsibility of the student and the course instructor to arrange for, and
approve external proctors. Submission of a completed BSC Proctor Request Form
indicates that all parties have read, acknowledged, and agreed to the policies and responsibilities outlined
in the Offsite Proctoring Procedures. Please review the BSC Offsite Proctoring Procedures for additional details and responsibilities.
If at any point during the administration of a proctored assessment (e.g., test, assignment, etc.) either on
campus or at an off-site location, an unforeseen circumstance arises (e.g., family emergency, power
failure, sickness, etc.) which prevents the student from completing the assessment, then the proctor on duty
must submit a completed Incident Report to the instructor of the course affected by said event. An
incident report will also be completed in the event that a student is caught violating any of the
responsibilities outlined in the Student Agreement Form.
To successfully administer testing at the BSC Testing Center, faculty are required to
complete an official Instructor Transmittal Form prior to administering the test. The Testing Center
Coordinator must receive the test information and materials at least FIVE (5) working days
before the test will be made available to students. Please email a completed transmittal form to email@example.com.
At various times throughout the semester, the Testing Center will be utilized for completion of various forms
of the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Test. These dates will be listed below as needed so that
students and instructors will be aware of the change in Testing Center availability. For information regarding
registering for a TEAS test, please email Cravor Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to Covid-19 Bluefield State College has provided Proctortrack at no cost to students for the
Spring 2021 semester. Proctortrack will enable students to take their exams online from home or
another safe environment. Students must first complete the onboarding quiz for their course. Verification of
the onboarding may take up to 48 hours. Once the onboarding has been completed students will be able to
take their tests and quizzes via Proctortrack. Your course instructor will review recordings and alerts
for possible honor code violations at the completion of each proctored assessment. Additional details
regarding setup and utilization of Proctortrack may be found here. Please note that
proctored tests will take place through the Moodle Learning Management System shell associated with your
Students will be required to complete an Onboarding process before completing any proctored assessment.
The Onboarding process will ensure a student can successfully complete a proctored test for the course
utilizing their hardware and software setup. Please consult the Student Guide for Using Proctortrack
Students completing an assessment with Proctortrack should ensure they have ready access, preferably in the
form of direct ownership, to the required hardware and software outlined below.
MAC OS X 10.7 Lion or
Windows 7, 8, or
Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
2GB Ram or
RECOMMENDED WEB BROWSERS
Mozilla Firefox v20.0 or
Higher Google Chrome v25.0 or higher
Third Party Cookies Enabled
800 x 600 resolution or
Cable Modem, DSL or
better (300 kbps download, 250 kbps upload)