Online tools and learning resource centre

Need help getting online, with online learning or instructions to learning platforms? Okanagan College offers resources below to help you successfully master the tools available.

See below for help with myOkanagan. Moodle, connecting to wifi on campus and more.

Top steps to start at OC!

1. Access your online tools and resources

myOkanagan is the main portal to access web-based information like student records, course schedule and email. Check your account summary (student records > account) and course schedule (student records > registration) and confirm your class locations if you are in an on campus class. You will also find student email in your myOkanagan account.

Moodle is the College’s online learning platform providing access to online course materials and more.

Need info on logging in to these tools? View the Learning tools and resources section below.

2. Connect with your campus community

Learn more about your campus and find programs, services and activities that are offered.

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And check out what is happening for Orientation College-wide as well as at your campus. All on-campus activities have physical distancing controls in place to keep you safe.

3. Watch for COVID-19 updates

Watch for communications for COVID-19 updates. 

Learning tools and resources

From logging into Moodle on your first day or using Blackboard Collaborate for your classes, we are here to help navigate how to use these online tools. View information about each of the tools below.

One-stop shop for access and information

MyOkanagan is the main portal to access web-based College services like student records, course schedule, the OC wireless network and email. You can connect to Moodle through this portal

Where online learning happens

Moodle is the College’s software package designed to help teachers easily create online courses – and students can access course materials from anywhere at any time.  

How to access it:

  • On the website, click on the red arrow on the top-right of the page to open the action centre, click on the "Moodle" button on the left hand side
  • Through myOkanagan, click on “Moodle” on top-right corner of the page

How to login:

  • Enter your username, which is your 9 digit student ID. Use the format: 300xxxxxx@stu.oc
    Your default password is either
    • your 8 digit date of birth, formatted as mmddyyyy
    • If you have already logged into an Okanagan College computer or WiFi within the last few months, you will use that password to access myOkanagan.
      Your student number can be found on your registration, student card, or call 250-762-5445 (local 5414/ 5417).
  • Once logged in, you will see your courses. Select the one you wish to enter.
  • If you wish further information, go to the bottom of the Moodle page for a User Tour.

Still having trouble?

If you are having difficulties logging in, please contact Okanagan College IT Services Help Desk via one of the following
Phone: 250-762-5445 Ext. 4444 or 1-866-839-4032 (Toll Free)
Live Support Chat (business hours only)

Classroom lessons in real-time

Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing/webinar platform designed for use in online teaching. This tool uses audio, video and chat tools to create virtual classrooms and meeting spaces where learning material can be shared and discussed. Webinar rooms include a collaborative whiteboard tool that allows you to interact with your peers and instructor in real time.

Follow these steps for connecting to your Collaborate experience:

  1. To join a Collaborate session, click the green "Join session" button on the Collaborate activity page in your course
    • Tip: Use Google Chrome™ with your Collaborate room for the best experience
  2. After joining, give Collaborate permission to use your Camera and Microphone (if using)
  3. Take a few moments to explore the Collaborate tools:
    • Raise your hand to ask a question or get the Moderators attention
    • Click the microphone icon to turn on your mic and speak to the room
    • Click on the camera icon to enable your camera so the room can see you
    • Click on the Collaborate Panel icon to access session tools
    • Click on the Chat icon to chat with other participants and your teacher
    • Click the settings menu to set up your camera and microphone
    • The Attendees icon lets you see who else is in the session 

Software access so you can be successful

IT Services has created a new service for students to access software they may not have available to them at home. This is done through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Students can watch this how-to video for more information about how to log in to access software while learning remotely. The service allows students to access software listed in the general pool here.

Contact the Helpdesk at 250-762-5445 ext. 4444 (toll-free: 1-866-839-4032) or email if you have any questions.

Success for students of all abilities

Students who require accommodations and/or adaptive technology during this time should contact Accessibility Services.

Telus and Shaw are offering support to families in need when it comes to internet access. View the links below to learn more.

Download the netiquette and get organized tip PDFs

Need technical help?

IT Services is here to help. Email for assistance or phone 1-866-839-4032 toll-free.