For students, your username will be the initials of your first & last name followed by your OC ID number without the leading zeros. (ex, Name: John Doe & student ID is 00123456 then your username = jd123456.)
For faculty/staff, your username will be the first initial of your first name followed by your last name. (ex, the username for John Doe would be jdoe.)
Your password will be the lower case characters "oc" plus the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). (ex, SSN = 123-45-6789, password = oc6789)
Problems Logging In?
If you recently registered for your first course with Odessa College, there could be an 12-24 hour delay between when you register and when you are able to log into Blackboard. Please allow up to 24 hours before logging into Blackboard if you are a new student.
If you continue to experience issues logging in to Blackboard after 24 hours of registering for your class, please call the IT Help Desk line at 432-335-6677.
If you have forgotten your password or need to reset your password, you can use the 'Forgot Your Password?' link to reset your password. Password reset emails will automatically go to your OC Student email. Make sure you can access your student email (see Student Email section to the right).
All Odessa College students have a student email account created for them when they register for their first class. This is the email address that will be associated to your Blackboard account and where you will recieve email correspondence from your Blackboard courses. Your @myoc.odessa.edu email account is powered by Google and set up through Gmail.
What do I use to log in?
Username: initials of your first & last name followed by your OC ID number without the leading zeros. (ex, Name: John Doe & student ID is 00123456 then your username = jd123456.)
Password: is the UPPER CASE then lower case characters "OCoc" plus the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). (ex, SSN = 123-45-6789, password = OCoc6789)
Log in to your email account.
Reset your email account password.
Set up your Gmail account for Gmail App (cellphone)
Set up your Gmail account for MS Outlook (or Outlook App on cellphone)
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Odessa College Resources
There are many resources available to you as an Odessa College student. Click on the link below to find more information about tutoring services, Microsoft 365, TechSmith Relay, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and much more!
Blackboard Student Help
If you are new to Blackboard, below are some resources that you will find helpful!
Blackboard Student Help
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