IRSC online students receive the same high quality instruction and support as students
who attend face-to-face classes on our campuses. All online students have access to
a growing suite of services that support the online learning environment. Online students
are provided full academic advising, library services, tech support, tutoring options,
and a global community to help you reach your goals.
Courses within IRSC’s online degree programs are nationally certified through Quality Matters (QM). They are created with a consistent format, so students can focus on learning and
easily find the materials they need. Each course is designed with a personal touch
by experienced IRSC faculty members.
Academic Support Centers
The Academic Support Centers, or ASC, offer students several benefits. This includes free tutoring and workshops,
test preparation, the ability to borrow resources, and more.
The ASC can also review your paper through ASC Us! online. Upload your writing submission and receive tutor feedback and strategy via email.
Free Online Tutoring
IRSC offers free online tutoring and academic support services for most subjects 24
hours a day, seven days a week through Smarthinking. Personalized tutoring and homework help is available for most subjects, and expert
guidance can help improve your writing—from essays to resumes. Each student is allocated
free hours every semester. Access this resource from inside your Blackboard courses.
IRSC librarians can help you through all stages of the research process, including
finding sources for any project and reviewing your paper for citation formats (APA,
MLA, etc.). There are libraries on each IRSC campus. To contact a librarian, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 772-410-5662.
IRSC Student Handbook
The IRSC Student Handbook and Planner provides a variety of information for students, including the academic
calendar, policies, procedures, campus locations, safety and security, and more.
Virtual Proctoring Assessment Information
Online classes will have one or more virtually proctored assessment. In most online
classes the virtually proctored assessment(s) will be administered via Honorlock virtual proctoring.
Students looking for assistance with Blackboard should visit the IRSC Blackboard Help Center for 24/7 support. Here students may call, live chat, create a ticket, browse help
topics, reset their pin and more. View the tutorial for tips on navigation through
MyPioneerPortal. If you experience trouble with your browser, read more about browser support.
Blackboard Mobile App
Blackboard has a mobile app for both Apple and Android users. The mobile app provides
quick access to courses, instructors and other students. In the app, you can perform
a variety of activities such as viewing course content and announcements, taking assignments
and tests, participating in discussions and interacting with your class through Blackboard
Collaborate. View the Blackboard Mobile Quick Start Guide to set the app up on your phone.
MyPioneerPortal allows students to manage and conveniently access all IRSC web applications
through a single, secure home page.
Self-service password reset can be performed by clicking the "Need help signing in?" link and then clicking the "Forget password?" link. watch
this short video and select the section titled "Reset Password in MyPioneerPortal.
Privacy Policies and Student Resource Accessibility Statements
Indian River State College online courses may require the use of external programs
that require students to create an account. View the link to these accessibility and privacy policies.
If you are experiencing difficulty in your course and have already worked with your
instructor to resolve the challenge but feel your issue needs additional attention,
please visit the Department Chair information page to access the appropriate contact information.
Questions? Contact the Student Communications Center at email@example.com or 1-866-792-4772.