Remote Access Resources for Students - Indian River State College
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Remote Access Resources

Connecting to Class

Students can access the Blackboard Learning Management System through their desktop and laptop computers and mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Students can also listen to lectures by phone through Blackboard Collaborate.

Blackboard is accessible directly through MyPioneerPortal. You can also log into Blackboard at using your Student ID and PIN.

To reset your PIN, click here.

The Blackboard Browser Support page gives some information about browser, devices, and operating systems.

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Students may download and use the Blackboard App on their mobile devices. Select Indian River State College - Learn from the dropdown menu, and log in with your Student ID and PIN.



To reset your PIN, click here.

Check out this page to understand the computer settings needed to run Blackboard Collaborate. 

Getting Started

The Student Success Guide covers topics include setting up RiverMail, navigating MyPioneerPortal, accessing Blackboard, how to post to discussion boards, submit assignments, view grades, and more.

Watch this video to meet the IRSC Global Student Learning Coordinators and get an overview of online student resources.

For help with Honorlock and to better understand technology requirements for remote instruction and test taking, join Virtual Information Sessions offered Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. through August 13. 

Registration is required in advance at Once registered, IRSC will email details on how to log in to the event. Participants are welcome to join and exit the online session at any time.

Blackboard Resources

Students can download course content to be viewed offline! Make sure to download content when connected to wi-fi to avoid using data.

Technical support for Blackboard is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Blackboard Collaborate support can be reached toll-free at 877-382-2293.

The Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing tool allows you to connect virtually with your class, making it seem like you’re in the same room with your professor and classmates, no matter your location or device.

You can access Collaborate from inside your Blackboard courses, from the Blackboard app or from a direct link or telephone number provided by your professor.

Short, on-demand videos will show you how to successfully use the tools in your Blackboard courses.

Online Library Services

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday (closed)

Online Tutoring and Study Resources

Access Smarthinking through the Tools menu in your Blackboard course. Online tutoring is offered 24/7 in a wide variety of subjects. You can submit a paper for review or drop in for a live session—the choice is yours!

The IRSC Academic Support Center offers tutoring services via Blackboard Collaborate. Virtual tutors are available in math, biology/AP, chemistry/physics, English and reading. Visit the Academic Support Center online to view the schedule and enter online tutoring sessions.

The IRSC Business Department now offers free virtual tutoring sessions via Collaborate. Tutors are available throughout the week to assist students with accounting and A.S. degree business course content. View tutoring schedules and access links to tutoring sessions here.

Study for exams online with your friends in your own personalized ASC virtual breakout room, using audio/video chat and e-learning tools. Moderators and tutors are available 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM to assist your study group and answer your questions.

Tips for Technical Issues

  1. Try a different browser.
  2. Perform a hard refresh on the webpage. (PC = Shift + F5 or MAC = Command + Shift + R)
  3. Clear cache and cookies. (This is different for each browser, use a search engine to look up steps.)
  4. Contact Blackboard Help for a technical issue. Contact your instructor for content issues.


Blackboard and Technical (In-Course) Issues
IRSC Global Learning Coordinators

Leigh Clay:
Veronica Martabano:





Locate your IRSC instructional Advisor

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